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The Cinephilia Locked Inside “Room 237”

Peter Labuza of NYFF Critics Academy responds to the argument that Room 237 is an attack on film criticism and delves into the particularly obsessive strain of cinephilia inspired by the work of Stanley Kubrick.

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Interview: Abbas Kiarostami, “Like Someone in Love” image

Interview: Abbas Kiarostami, “Like Someone in Love”

The Iranian master on working through language barriers in his latest. Japan-set film, as well as the ongoing debate between digital and film, the tragic "misunderstandings" between Iran and the U.S., and much more in this fascinating interview.

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Season Spotlight: “Amour” image

Season Spotlight: “Amour”

It's been almost seven months since Michael Haneke's latest film was selected as the unanimous winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes. Today, it finally arrived in select US cities! In today's Season Spotlight, we look back at the overwhelming praise Amour has received for the better part of a year.

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Season Spotlight: “Life of Pi”

Fittingly, the first of our awards season spotlights centers on NYFF50 Opening Night film Life of Pi. Ang Lee's latest has been almost universally praised for its pioneering CGI effects, use of 3D technology, and spiritual and emotional gravitas.

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Interview: Julia Loktev, “The Loneliest Planet” image

Interview: Julia Loktev, “The Loneliest Planet”

This NYFF '11 Main Slate selection has been dazzling festival audiences all year and is now in theaters in select cities. We spoke with the Georgian filmmaker about tongue twisters, the editing booth and her award-winning film starring Gael García Bernal and Hani Furstenberg.

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NYFF Photos: Live Talks, “Ginger and Rosa,” and More image

NYFF Photos: Live Talks, “Ginger and Rosa,” and More

Check out photos from our free NYFF Live events, the New York premiere of Sally Potter's Ginger and Rosa starring Elle Fanning, and other miscellaneous images from the 50th New York Film Festival.

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NYFF Photos: “Hyde Park on Hudson” image

NYFF Photos: “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Laura Linney in a sparkly dress, Bill Murray in a leather jacket, Olivia Williams with short hair, Carol Kane all bundled up, and more photos from the red carpet before a New York Film Festival screening of the latest from Roger Michell!

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Photos from NYFF Closing Night: “Flight” image

Photos from NYFF Closing Night: “Flight”

Check out photos from the Closing Night of the 50th New York Film Festival with the world premiere of Robert Zemeckis' Flight starring Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Don Cheadle and more!

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“Holy Motors” and Its Trio of Leading Ladies image

“Holy Motors” and Its Trio of Leading Ladies

Denis Lavant may shine in the latest from Leos Carax, but the characters played by Eva Mendez, Kyle Minogue, and Édith Scob are critical to the film's commentary on identity, performance and artifice.

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A Peek Inside “New York Film Festival Gold” image

A Peek Inside “New York Film Festival Gold”

This advance look at our gorgeous new book celebrating 50 years of NYFF (and film) history features a complete table of contents, reproductions of select pages, and excerpts from some of the 15 in-depth essays by critics, film historians, and NYFF alumni.

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