BIRDMAN Review | NYFF 2014

     October 12, 2014

You would think that one movie that blurs the line between reality and fiction to convey the challenges of being an actor would be enough for one week, but Birdman is just as absorbing as Clouds of Sils Maria and …

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA Review | NYFF 2014

     October 8, 2014

During the Clouds of Sils Maria post-screening Q&A, Juliette Binoche pointed out, “Kristen [Stewart] just takes the text in the morning, she reads it two times and she knows it.”  Binoche on the other hand, noted that she requires far …

JAUJA Review | NYFF 2014

     October 7, 2014

Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja opens with a stunningly picturesque two-shot of Viggo Mortensen and Viilbjørk Malling Agger.  The two sit side-by-side, Agger facing the camera and Mortensen with his back to the lens, discussing her desire to own a dog.  The …

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT REVIEW | NYFF 2014

     October 5, 2014

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne pose a number of very intriguing questions in their New York Film Festival entry, Two Days, One Night.  If you had to choose between getting a raise and laying off a colleague, which would you go …

INHERENT VICE Review | NYFF 2014

     October 4, 2014

After the New York Film Festival screening of Inherent Vice, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson and a good deal of his cast took the stage for a brief Q&A.  At one point, Anderson discussed Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep and noted, …

GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE Review | NYFF 2014

     September 28, 2014

I’d like to consider myself someone who’s open to all styles of art, unique forms of expression and storytelling techniques, but perhaps I have to draw the line at Jean-Luc Godard’s latest, Goodbye to Language. The thing only clocks in …

MAPS TO THE STARS Review | NYFF 2014

     September 27, 2014

I don’t like to admit it, but every now and then, I do enjoy picking up a tabloid.  Simply put, it’s fun to read about nonsense like what everyone’s wearing and see that celebrities are really “just like us.”  And …