Tag: 2014 New York Film Festival

BIRDMAN Review | NYFF 2014

     October 12, 2014

birdman-michael-keaton-edward-norton-slice

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

clouds-of-sils-maria-image-juliette-binoche-kristen-stewart-slice

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

jauja-image-viggo-mortensen-viilbjork-malling-agger-slice

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

two-days-one-night-slice

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

inherent-vice-josh-brolin-joaquin-phoenix-slice

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

goodbye-to-language-slice

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

maps-to-the-stars-mia-wasikowska-julianne-moore-slice

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 …

MISUNDERSTOOD (INCOMPRESA) Review | NYFF 2014

     September 26, 2014

misunderstood-slice

[Incompresa has been titled Misunderstood in the U.S.  For the purposes of this review I will be referring to it by its original title.] In 1993 Hole’s Courtney Love was asked about the differences between their then-impending masterpiece Live Through …

NYFF Trailer Offers First Look at INHERENT VICE Footage

     September 10, 2014

Collider.com default featured image.

The New York Film Festival has a fantastic slate this year.  From the premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl as its opening night film to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance as the closing night selection, …

Close