NYFF51: Genre and Politics in “Captain Phillips” and “Omar” image

NYFF51: Genre and Politics in “Captain Phillips” and “Omar”

Shelley Farmer is a member of the NYFF Critics Academy. She examines two festival films, Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips" and Hany Abu-Assad's "Omar," that find personal focus amid a political story and argues that both owe a debt to genre filmmaking.

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NYFF51: “Mauvais Sang” Is the Spiritual Base of a French Extremist Filmmaker image

NYFF51: “Mauvais Sang” Is the Spiritual Base of a French Extremist Filmmaker

NYFF Critics Academy member Greg Cwik takes a look at NYFF Revivals title Mauvais Sang by Leos Carax and considers the link to its "spiritual successor," Holy Motors, which had its U.S. debut at NYFF 50.

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NYFF51: The Meta and Layers in “Walter Mitty,” “Bucharest” and “Providence” image

NYFF51: The Meta and Layers in “Walter Mitty,” “Bucharest” and “Providence”

NYFF Critics Academy member Dianna Drumm takes a look at the confluence of meta, narration and deciphering truth through three NYFF titles: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, When Evening Falls on Bucharest Or Metabolism and Providence.

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NYFF51: Revolutions Electrify in “The Square” and “Burning Bush” image

NYFF51: Revolutions Electrify in “The Square” and “Burning Bush”

NYFF Critics Academy member Judith Dry looks at two NYFF Official Selection films—one a historical narrative, the other an of-the-moment documentary—that explore revolution and its consequences. Both films have added screenings on October 13.

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NYFF51: Tradition Clashes with a Wild Future in “At Berkeley” and “Manakamana” image

NYFF51: Tradition Clashes with a Wild Future in “At Berkeley” and “Manakamana”

The intersection between reverence for tradition and upheaval in a fast changing world are central components of NYFF films At Berkeley and Manakamana. Critics Academy member Mark E. Lukenbill takes a look in his dispatch from the festival for FilmLinc Daily.

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NYFF51: Dreaming About Immigration Reform in the Era of a Shutdown image

NYFF51: Dreaming About Immigration Reform in the Era of a Shutdown

Ever the hot-button issue and a glaring reminder of dysfunctional government, Critics Academy member Vanessa Erazo take a look at immigration reform through hybrid film Who Is Dayani Cristal and documentary series How Democracy Now.

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NYFF51: “Like Father, Like Son” & “Nobody’s Daughter Haewon” Test Parental Love image

NYFF51: “Like Father, Like Son” & “Nobody’s Daughter Haewon” Test Parental Love

In his first dispatch from the 51st New York Film Festival, Critics Academy member Graham Winfrey takes a look at the family dynamic via South Korea's Nobody's Daughter Haewon and Japan's Like Father, Like Son.

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NYFF51: “Providence” Found, Alain Resnais ‘70s Film Undergoes a Renaissance image

NYFF51: “Providence” Found, Alain Resnais ‘70s Film Undergoes a Renaissance

NYFF Critics Academy member Gus Reed spotlights Alain Resnais's first English-language film, Providence, its early dismissal, and its renewed appeal among "internet savvy film buffs."

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Eight Chosen for Second NYFF Film Critics Academy image

Eight Chosen for Second NYFF Film Critics Academy

Eight people have been selected to take part in the second annual New York Film Festival Critics Academy. The program, co-organized by Indiewire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a workshop for aspiring film writers that takes place during NYFF (September 27 - October 13).

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Locarno: The Nordic Noir Wave image

Locarno: The Nordic Noir Wave

Mikkel Nørgaard's The Keeper of Lost Causes, which world premiered at the Locarno Film Festival last month, follows in the tradition of Scandinavian crime dramas that have exploded onto the international scene following the popularity of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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