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New York Film Festival

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    NYFF: Spike Jonze And His 'Her' Cast Decode Romance In The Age Of Technology

    The New York Film Festival closed with the world premiere of Spike Jonze’s swooningly romantic “Her,” a futuristic love story involving a mild-mannered office worker, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who falls for a sentient operating system (o.s.) named Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. The pict...

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    NYFF '13: Spike Jonze and the Cast of Closing Night Selection 'Her' Discuss Artificial Intelligence and Emotional Baggage

    The closing night selection of the 51st New York Film Festival, Spike Jonze's hugely anticipated "Her" takes a look at love as we know it, fully absorbed in the realms of technology. The film, which takes place in a vaguely futuristic version of Los Angeles, stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore, a prof...

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    Review: Why Spike Jonze's Weird And Wonderful Technological Romance 'Her' Is One of the Best Studio Movies of the Year

    The only truly predictable aspect of Spike Jonze's "Her" is that it features a bizarre premise: In a very near future, recently divorced L.A. writer Theordor Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) downloads a new operating system for his computer with the ability to think (delicately voiced by Scarlett Johansson...

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    NYFF Review: Spike Jonze's 'Her' Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams & Rooney Mara

    Is social media anti-social? Has the information age divided us as much as it has been meant to unite? Is peer-to-peer simply an ironic term or are inter-personal, face-time relationships ripe for redefinition? While these are not the primary concerns of Spike Jonze’s lovely and perceptive relations...

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    NYFF: Abdellatif Kechiche Open To 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Sequel, Says Director's Cut Will Be 40 Minutes Longer

    After a rapturous Palme d'Or-winning reception at Cannes, and sweeping through Telluride and Toronto, Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue Is The Warmest Color" rolls into the New York Film Festival, and for once, this story isn't about the clash of personalities between the director and stars. Instead, it's...

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    'Walter Mitty's Not-So-Secret Act

    Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and Joanna Hogg's 'Exhibition' explore the crossover between performance and life.

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    Madonna Banned From Alamo Drafthouse After Texting During '12 Years A Slave' NYFF Premiere

    Always the one to court controversy and attention wherever she goes, Madonna could not help but express herself during the New York Film Festival premiere of "12 Years A Slave" earlier this week. Fresh off of releasing her short film "secretprojectrevolution" and spearheading a global initiative to ...

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    Abdellatif Kechiche Corrects the Record On Lesbian Drama 'Blue Is the Warmest Color': The Film Should Be Released

    In an interview with Indiewire today ahead of the movie's appearance at the New York Film Festival, Kechiche put it bluntly: Of course he wants the movie released.

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    NYFF: Steve McQueen Talks '12 Years A Slave,' Michael Fassbender & More Plus Watch Full Q&A

    Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" is one of the most buzzed about films this year. Based on the true story of Solomon Northup and helmed by the director behind "Hunger" and "Shame," the film follows an African American free man who in 1841 was kidnapped and forced into slavery. There's been a lot o...

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