NYFF Press Roundup: Day Eight

Posted by John Heavey on 10.7.2011

Day 8

Everybody is talking about NYFF’s surprise screening of a work in progress from a master filmmaker this Monday. Deadline speculates about who it could be:
“The New York Film Festival plans to show a work in progress film by a 'legendary' filmmaker this Monday. It has to be one of several Oscar-bait films that weren’t completed in time to be shown at the festivals.”

The Wall Street Journal dives into our series "Celebrating the Nikkatsu Centennial":
“‘Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses,’ a 37-film retrospective, pays a centennial salute to the enduring studio, which began producing Western style eye candy for the youth market in the 1950s following a decade of wartime propaganda exhibitions.

Manohla Dargis from The New York Times praises the Views from the Avant Garde festival:
"Now in its 15th year, 'Views' has undergone a growth spurt since 2010 and has added a fourth day and enough titles to make your eyes tear from the ecstasy of excess.”

The New York Post talks Michael Fassbender and his roles in the NYFF entries Shame and A Dangerous Method:
“The New York Film Festival is showing Brit director Steve McQueen's dark drama 'Shame,' about a sex/porno/prostitute addict played by Michael Fassbender, who is a likely Best Actor nominee for this film and is also starring as Carl Jung in a 'Dangerous Method.'"

Mark Asch from The L Magazine reviews the Dardenne brothers' latest feature The Kid with a Bike:
“Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's The Kid with a Bike screens this evening and tomorrow night at the 49th New York Film Festival; Sundance Selects will release the film theatrically next March.”

Stay tuned throughout the NYFF for more of what the critics are saying about festival films.

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