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    Watch Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig Discuss Their 'Secret Life' at NYFF

    Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" debuted at the New York Film Festival this weekend to a very divided critical response, with some calling it an instant Oscar contender and others thinking it belongs more in the Razzie realm (here's where our critic landed).

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    NYFF: Ben Stiller Discusses Going Analog To Digital In 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Plus Watch Full Press Conference

    “I remember my first conversation [with writer Steve Conrad] where he said, 'Every American male yearns to be on the cover of a Wheaties box,' ” says John Goldwyn, the producer of “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.” Speaking with the New York Film Festival crowd, he helped present the film’s world pr...

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    NYFF Review: Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Co-Starring Kristen Wiig

    In a colorless and unremarkable New York apartment, the shy, anonymous Walter Mitty stares at the eHarmony dating page of his co-worker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig). Debating whether or not to make the online first move, Walter eventually daydreams about a spectacular manner in which to impress her. But ba...

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    NYFF Review: Documentary 'American Promise' A Flawed, Yet Fascinating Look At Coming Of Age

    Raising a child seems to be both an act of love and faith. You provide the absolute best you can for them, and then hope and trust that you've put them on a path that will lead to the kind of rich and fulfilling life you want them to have. But even in a situation where seemingly nothing is left to c...

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    Spike Jonze Previews 'Her' Before its New York Film Festival Unveiling

    Spike Jonze did not have a completed film to show at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, even though he'd been working on his fourth feature "Her" for three years, and editing the film for 14 months. It was "a relentless process" he said at the TIFF Q & A. "I don't know what I'm making, ...

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    NYFF: Cate Blanchett Talks The "Quasi-Religious Experience" Of Working With Terrence Malick, Woody Allen & More

    Taking a "break" from shooting Kenneth Branagh's "Cinderella" in London, Cate Blanchett walked on the stage of Alice Tully Hall Wednesday night dripping in Hollywood glamor (immediately after an exclusive invite-only dinner in her honor) and sat down with NYFF programming director Kent Jones as part...

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    'A Touch of Sin,' 'Burning Bush' and Violent Change

    In Jia Zhang-ke's China and Agniezska Holland's Czechoslovakia, political change comes at a bloody cost.

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    NYFF 2013: Penn and Teller Hit New York With Their Oscar Contender Doc 'Tim's Vermeer'

    After over 30 years together primarily working as illusionists, Penn & Teller sure seem like they've made a documentary with the magic to place them in this year's Oscar race. Their very clever take on art and technology, "Tim's Vermeer," debuted to strong notices in Telluride and Toronto, and o...

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    Joanna Hogg: Part David Lynch, Part Lena Dunham

    The three films in the New York Film Festival's "Emerging Artist: Joanna Hogg" are sometimes mundane, sometimes bizarre, but always feature Tom Hiddleston.

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