NYFF Press Roundup: Day 13

Sean Durkin
Director Sean Durkin introduces last night's packed screening of Martha Marcy May Marlene while Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes and other members of the cast and crew look on. Photo by Olga Bas.

The New York Times profiles Elizabeth Olsen, breakout star of last night’s Martha Marcy May Marlene, and sister of the famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley. “Obviously, she is not looking to become the next rom-com princess. Career longevity, along with challenging roles, is her goal,” writes Leah Rozen. indieWIRE, calling Martha “one of the year’s best films,” focuses on five details from last night’s Q&A with director Sean Durkin.

Festival hit Shame—a “dark horse entrant in this year’s awards season,” according to Vulture—got an extra screening at 3:00pm today. On the heels of their second success, Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender have just announced their third collaboration: 12 Years a Slave.

NYFF’s secret screening, Martin Scorsese’s 3-D film Hugo, continues to gather buzz. The Los Angeles Times24 Frames rounds up critical reactions to the unfinished film.

The L Magazine previews Pedro Almodovar’s latest film The Skin I Live In, tonight’s Gala screening, while Nicolas Rapold rounds up other examples of "creative romantic problem solving from the annals of extreme storytelling" for The New York Times.

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