New York Film Festival: Manchester by the Sea

  Few directors are able to make a film that successfully blurs the line between tragedy and comedy, while also maintaining a tone that is unquestionably dramatic. It helps that the film is set during an overcast snowy New England winter; that its set in a working class environment; and has an score that features […]

New York Film Festival: Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea is the one to see at this year’s New York Film Festival. Writer, director Kenneth Lonergan’s film is deeply moving, honest, and surprisingly funny. Casey Affleck’s truthful performance is detailed, restrained, and refreshingly organic. He is surely this year’s Oscar front runner. .  

5 New York Film Festival Movies to Catch when they Hit Theaters

The New York Film Festival may have ended a couple weeks ago but the movies that premiered at the festival continue to roll into theaters including Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Steven Spielberg’s The Bridge of Spies, featuring Tom Hankes; and Steve Jobs directed by Danny Boyle. In the weeks and months ahead […]

Review: The Martian (Dir. Ridley Scott)

Last night the 53rd New York Film Festival presented a sneak peak screening of The Martian directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. Based on Andy Weir’s best selling book of the same name, Matt Damon plays astronaut and botanist Mark Watney who is left behind on Mars and thought for dead as the crew encounters a […]

53rd New York Film Festival’s: Shorts Program – Animation, International, New York and Horror

This year, the New York Film Festival  has created four distinct categories for the NYFF Shorts Programs: Animation, International, New York and Horror. The NYFF Shorts Program 1: International will spotlight a selection of mostly North American premieres from around the world, with voices from Argentina, Australia, Chile, and more. The new Shorts Program 2: […]

53rd New York Film Festival’s: On Cinema Master Class and Directors Dialogues

The 53rd New York Film Festival’s annual master class, On Cinema, will feature a conversation between NYFF Director of Programming Kent Jones and one of the world’s greatest living directors, Hou Hsiao-hsien, on Saturday, October 10. In a rare visit to New York, on the occasion his latest film The Assassin screening at NYFF53, the director […]

MoviefiedNYC Review: The Curious Case of Birdman

Michael Keaton and Edward Norton in Birdman Let me make something perfectly clear: Birdman is totally worth seeing. It is bizarre, beautiful, and mind-blowing. It is without a doubt a fantastic film, striking a strange balance between the supernatural and the mundane. Michael Keaton is in the role he was born to play as a […]

MoviefiedNYC Reviews: Nebraska

Despite the so-so trailer, I went to see Nebraska at this year’s New York Film Festival with high expectations: a new Alexander Payne film, a movie shot in black-and-white, and Dern! I appreciate Payne’s past efforts, notably The Descendants, and, chiefly, Sideways; they both won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay.  But I think more than Payne’s […]

MoviefiedNYC Review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Adèle Exarchoupolos, Lea Seydoux With a sense of great apprehension, curiosity, and hope, I went to see Blue is the Warmest Color. My hope was that the film that won this year’s Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival would, quite simply, be the great film experience I’ve been longing for. My curiosity was due […]

MoviefiedNYC Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

Between The Vampire Diaries, True Blood and Twilight, vampires have completely flooded our screens in recent years. Sparkly skin, pointy fangs, and aversions to garlic have become popular tropes in our daily TV and movie viewing. Despite this, Jim Jarmusch has made yet another vamp-drama by the name of Only Lovers Left Alive, and I for […]