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NYFF 2018: Roma

NYFF 2018: Roma

Nevertheless, there is enormous power in Cuarón’s decision to frame an epic-scale narrative about Mexico in transition around an indigenous woman; one who speaks in her native mixteca as well as Spanish, who enacts a coveted cinematic role as central voyeur, who brings the viewer into each of many worlds...
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Motherhood, Friendship, and Selena: An Interview with Nellie Killian

Motherhood, Friendship, and Selena: An Interview with Nellie Killian

Guest programmed by Nellie Killian, “Tell Me” centers on intimate nonfiction films by and about women—and complicates the question of how, exactly, womanhood is understood and defined.
The Best Movies of 2017

The Best Movies of 2017

Welcome to our annual year-end poll of the best films of the year, coming to you only one month late! This year’s poll of contributors and friends of the magazine resulted in a landslide victory for Hong Sang-soo’s November release On the Beach At Night Alone, which had a 9-point lead over our number two pick. In...
NYFF 2017: Two Films from Hong Sang-soo

NYFF 2017: Two Films from Hong Sang-soo

His two works feel like culminations in other ways too, messing with Hong’s usual structures while asserting themselves as two of the most deeply personal and mysterious entries in his filmography
NYFF 2017: Wonder Wheel

NYFF 2017: Wonder Wheel

Through her character, and her sneakily masterful performance, we can navigate the film as an intensely confessional work by its director.
NYFF 2017: Lover for a Day

NYFF 2017: Lover for a Day

It’s an incredibly poignant, if rather confused, meditation on the multiple valences of love and fidelity from an intergenerational perspective.
NYFF 2017: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

NYFF 2017: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

What is striking about Didion as she’s shown throughout the film is not her glamour, but her steely resolve.
A Gentle Creature

A Gentle Creature

Despite the significant changes made to the original story’s plot, the film preserves the written text’s cold and detached tone towards the investigation of a tragedy, maintaining a suspenseful tension throughout.
NYFF 2017: Lady Bird

NYFF 2017: Lady Bird

Lady Bird is about this kind of adolescent wandering: the way people, especially young people under lots of social pressure, look for containers in which to construct identities.
NYFF 2017: Let The Sunshine In

NYFF 2017: Let The Sunshine In

Bestowed soul and spirit by Juliette Binoche’s minimalist performance, Isabelle encounters a series of invariably disappointing romantic ventures.
The Big Sleep and Howard Hawks's Cinema of Moments

The Big Sleep and Howard Hawks’s Cinema of Moments

Hawks, one of cinema’s most inconspicuous poets, talks about “making scenes” as if it were playing baseball or going fishing. To say he had a gift for making scenes would be an understatement.
Person to Person

Person to Person

By tracking the disparate storylines of New Yorkers across three generations, Defa allows several distinct time periods to exist simultaneously, at once concurrent and continuous.
Interview: Alex Ross Perry

Interview: Alex Ross Perry

Contributor Addie Glickstein sits down with Alex Ross Perry to discuss his beginnings, movie-watching, and New York City.
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