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    Review Roundup: 3-D 'Life of Pi' Dazzles Critics, NYFF Rothman Panel [VIDEO]

    Critics are eating up Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" following its NYFF debut on Friday. Raves praising the film's immersive, spectacular use of 3-D, its inspirational pantheistic message and strong performances from the three actors playing Pi are in the majority, with a few outliers wishing for heftier su...

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    NYFF Review: 'Barbara' A Fresh Look Into 1980s Germany, Focusing On Life & Love

    Though maybe a bit too stiff and straight-laced, "Barbara" is a frequently subtle, moderately interesting character study set in a grievous East Germany during the 1980s. What are especially nice are the painstaking ways that director Christian Petzold ("Jerichow," "Dreilebe...

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    NYFF: Ang Lee, Suraj Sharma & Yann Martel Discuss The Necessity Of Faith In Making 'Life Of Pi'

    As the opening night film for the New York Film Festival, all eyes were on “Life of Pi,” the big-budget studio adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-seller from A-List director Ang Lee. And while some were focused on the spectacle of the film, from the enormous cost and logistical issues of filming to th...

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    NYFF Review: 'Life Of Pi' Is An Inspiring & Visually Stunning Tale Of Faith, Hope & Self-Discovery

    Taiwanese-born American film director Ang Lee’s career is difficult to pin down. He’s constructed nuanced and well-crafted dramas of various milieus and textures (from “The Ice Storm,” and “Sense and Sensibility” to the more erotic “Lust/Caution” and &...

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    Twitter Loves 'Life of Pi'; Reactions From the New York Film Festival

    The general verdict is in for Ang Lee's anticipated 3D epic "Life of Pi," and so far, so good. Indiewire's own Eric Kohn called the film adaptation of Yann Martel's beloved novel "Lee's best spectacle since 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,'" while a slew of other folks weighed in on the film via Twit...

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    NYFF Press Conference: Ang Lee Talks Logistics and Spirituality Behind 'Life of Pi'

    At the "Life of Pi" post-screening press conference, Ang Lee, actor Suraj Sharma, producer Elizabeth Gabler and novelist Yann Martel answered questions which focused primarily on the logistical challenges of a production that, according to Lee, involved participants from 23 countries, a year of pre-...

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    New York Film Festival: Highlights From The Press Conference For Instant Oscar Frontrunner 'Life of Pi'

    Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is kicking off the 50th edition of the New York Film Festival tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the internet is already a-buzz with some glowing reviews from this morning's press screening.

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    Despite Shaky Screenplay, 'Life of Pi' Is Ang Lee's Best Spectacle Since 'Crouching Tiger'

    In his finer moments, Lee translates the book's wondrous prose into grand visual conceits meant for the big screen. Posited as a story that "will make you believe in God," instead it has the power to confirm one's faith in the cinematic experience.

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    NYFF Review: 'Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out' Depicts A Filmmaker In Crisis Mode Overshadowing Her Subject

    In “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” filmmaker Marina Zenovich attempted to shine a light on the darker corners of the Polanski rape case that forced him to flee the country. Its affect was considerable in the public perception of his case, to the point where it was soon reopened by investigator...

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    NYFF: Free LIVE Talk Series Includes Rothman, Potter, Mungiu, Bernal & Gerwig

    The New York Film Festival's LIVE series, which features free-to-the-public discussions with filmmakers and film industry professionals, will this year include directors Sally Potter, Cristian Mungiu, Lee Daniels and Barry Levinson, and actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Greta Gerwig. A conversation with...

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