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    Pedro and Penelope Close Out NYFF

    "I want to start by remembering that twenty-one years ago I was just in this state for the first time," Pedro Almodovar said before "Broken Embraces" screened Sunday as the closing night film of the New York Film Festival. "And here we are in the same place. I'm very happy because I love this town, ...

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    NYFF: Broken Embraces

    If he weren’t so damn likable and talented, it would be tempting to begrudge Pedro Almodóvar his success. Almodóvar—always a gifted visual stylist—turned an artistic corner a decade ago with All About My Mother and its follow-up, Talk to Her. To the eye-popping color, self-conscious deconstruction of genre, and playful performativity that had characterized his earlier work, those films added an emotional maturity and clarity that his previous movies only hinted at. They were serious, and they were seriously fun to watch. Since then, Almodóvar has honed a brand of cinema that weds respectability and commercial viability so seamlessly that Cann...

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    "Power"'s Ari Gold: "I wanted to make a movie...without having to throw the things I cared about"

    Director Ari Gold's comedy "Adventures of Power" revolves around a small copper town that has hit hard times. Mineworker, Power, only wishes one thing - that he'd learned to play drums. But his father could never afford to buy him a set, so Power has embraced the next best thing - air drumming. Tire...

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    REVIEW | City Slicksters: “New York I Love You”

    Thanks to the surprise success of producer Emmanuel Benbihy's "Paris, je t'aime," we will now have to endure a series of planned omnibus-film tributes to cities around the world clunked together with submissions from various trendy directors. After Paris, New York is the brow-furrowing first of thes...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Beat Me Up With Your Lettuce...

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    Toy Story 3 Trailer: We Keep Getting Older and They Stay the Same Age

    The last line of the new Toy Story 3 trailer speaks to my usual fear with sequels. “Return of the Astro-Nut,” says Hamm the piggy bank, referring to the fact that the pompous, delusional Buzz Lightyear of the beginning of the first movie is back in a kind of amnesia-induced excuse for re...

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    Eugene Hernandez: Critics (still) Matter

    New York, NY, October 12, 2009 -- Filmmaker Antonio Campos reads his reviews. Since debuting his first feature "Afterschool" at last year's Cannes Film Festival and later screening at the New York Film Festival, among others, he's been closely following polarized reactions to the film. Now, a week i...

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    iW Contest | Ask Lars von Trier!!

    Famously afraid of flying, "Antichrist" director Lars von Trier has nevertheless appeared via satellite link in Toronto in September and most recently at the New York Film Festival to talk about his new film, which has polarized festival audiences.

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    All For The Best

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