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    NYFF Review: Agnieszka Holland's 3-Part HBO Mini-Series 'Burning Bush'

    Political thriller, procedural, emotional drama and rousing cry for basic human rights and values, “Burning Bush” is a deep investigative look at gross abuses of power in late ‘60s communist Czechoslovakia and those that fought against it. A three-part miniseries for HBO Europe (no word yet on a U.S...

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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 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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    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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    Que(e)ries: Talking Sex With The Star and Director of NYFF's Raciest (Male) Gay Offering, 'Stranger By The Lake'

    At Cannes earlier this year, a sexually explicit, queer-focused French film with two extraordinarily beautiful leads won over critics and audiences alike before making its way to the ongoing New York Film Festival -- and we're not talking about Abdellatif Kechiche's Palme d'Or winning "Blue is the W...

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    The Sad Beauty of 'Llewyn Davis' and 'The Wind Rises'

    In their new movies, the Coen brothers and Hayao Miyazaki both reflect on the subject of loss.

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    At NYFF Tribute, Ralph Fiennes Discusses Importance of Directors, Imagination

    Where last week's New York Film Festival gala tribute to Cate Blanchett focused entirely on the actress in question, tonight's event--purportedly a similar fête for Ralph Fiennes--went the kill-two-birds approach. First, there was the expected Q&A, which was truncated more quickly than last week's ...

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