NYFF Press Roundup: Day Six
Posted by Daniel Rubinton on 10.5.2011
It’s day six of the New York Film Festival, and the festival is still just getting started! Here are some more critics weighing in on NYFF offerings:
indieWIRE’s Tom Hall reflects on The Turin Horse:
“Like any of Tarr’s films, a patient commitment to the cumulative power of his storytelling technique is a must. Those who give themselves over to Tarr’s vision will be rewarded with a rich, deeply moving story, a movie of incredibly mastery and power that ranks among the director’s finest works.”
Stephen Holden of The New York Times explains the importance of the festival:
“The opportunity to see two intimidating landmarks — “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” and “The Turin Horse” — is reason enough for any filmgoer with more than a passing interest in the evolution of world cinema to be grateful for the platform of the New York Film Festival. Because the chances that either movie will soon be coming to a theater near you, as they say, are next to nil, the best time to see them may be at Alice Tully Hall in the coming week.”
R. Kurt Osenlund of Slant Magazine sees some great Oscar potential for Carnage:
“Surest bets: Best Supporting Actress, Kate Winslet; Best Adapted Screenplay, Roman Polanski and Yasmina Reza.
Possibilities: Best Supporting Actor, John C. Reilly; Best Supporting Actor, Christoph Waltz.
Shouldn't be Overlooked: Best Cinematography, Pawel Edelman; Best Original Score, Alexandre Desplat.”
Eric Kohn of indieWIRE is a fan of 4:44 Last Day on Earth:
“By virtue of sheer serendipity if not the zeitgeist, “4:44” showed up at the latest edition of the New York Film Festival alongside another existential movie about the end of the world, Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia.” Von Trier has made a powerful epic, possibly his finest accomplishment, while Ferrara aims for something much smaller. Still, the two movies have a lot in common. Mainly, they use the setting as a means of exploring certain fears and anxieties rather than applying those emotions to tell a broader story. However, while both “4:44” and “Melancholia” examine the search for solace in imminent destruction, only Ferrara celebrates the process.”
Stay tuned throughout the NYFF for more of what the critics are saying about festival films.