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    NYFF: Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern & Will Forte Talk The Particular Tone Of ‘Nebraska’

    An alcoholic father suffering from the early onsets of dementia gets a sweepstakes notice that he’s won a million dollars. It’s a scam obviously, but the elderly man is determined to see it through, despite his wife and older son’s protests to the contrary. What’s the youngest son to do? Perhaps try...

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    "I Just Needed To Know You Weren't Nuts": Robert Redford Talks Making The Bold 'All Is Lost' With J.C. Chandor

    Yesterday at the New York Film Festival, director J.C. Chandor revealed one of the best pictures of the fest: "All Is Lost." A masterful and tense drama that immediately elevates the "Margin Call" filmmaker from a promising indie director to a promising new auteur, who is one to watch from now on. "...

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    LatinoBuzz: Dreaming About Immigration Reform, Documentaries at the New York Film Festival

    Just this past Monday, 30 undocumented immigrants who had returned to Mexico (either through deportation or voluntarily) attempted to enter the U.S. through a legal port of entry in Laredo, Texas. Known as the Dream 30, they are young people who grew up in the United States but have no cl...

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    LatinoBuzz: Fernando Eimbcke on Filmmaking: "I Don't Want to Think Too Much About Style"

    At the screening of his newest film, Club Sandwich, when asked about his aesthetic choices Mexican filmmaker, Fernando Eimbcke, rejected the notion that his films have a particular look. “It’s not a style. I don’t want to think too much about style.” His preference is to focus on the...

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    NYFF: James Gray Talks 'The Immigrant,' Joaquin Phoenix Doesn't (Q & A VIDEO)

    James Gray's "The Immigrants" is one of those films where you feel that all the energy went into slavishly recreating the period; you leave humming the sets. At the press conference (see video below), Gray had to do all the talking, as Joaquin Phoenix was there to lend moral support but not much els...

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    NYFF: Acting with Non-Actors is the Key to 'Nebraska,' Says Bruce Dern

    It was the League of Extraordinarily Mature Gentlemen Day at the New York Film Festival, with two 77-year-old Oscar rivals holding forth in turn, first at the Tuesday morning press conference (Robert Redford for “All is Lost”) and later in the afternoon, with Bruce Dern –whose performance in Alexand...

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    NYFF: Redford Eventually Does Show for 'All Is Lost' Press Conference (TRAILER)

    There’s a running gag among the media regarding Robert Redford’s lack of punctuality – he’s always seemed to take a perverse pleasure in letting the press cool its collective heels. So there wasn’t a lot of surprise in the room at the New York Film Festival Tuesday morning when critic Amy Taubin and...

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    NYFF: Claire Denis Talks 'Bastards,' The Restriction Of Dialogue & More Plus Watch Full Festival Q&A

    "Bastards" is one of the most divisive films to his the festival circuit this year. Our own Jessica Kiang reviewed the film at Cannes and wrote that the Un Certain Regard film "has so far not so much divided as cleaved" audiences. We saw it on Friday at the New York Film Festival and would have to a...

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    Watch: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Gets a Second, More Conventional Trailer

    The first trailer for Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' was a memorable experiment in contrast.

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    NYFF: James Gray Almost Appeared In Wes Anderson’s ‘The Life Aquatic,’ Talks ‘The Immigrant' With Joaquin Phoenix

    The highlight of the New York Film Festival post-screening Q&A for “The Immigrant," director James Gray's long-awaited period film, was the unlikely and rare appearance of the notoriously evasive Joaquin Phoenix. And while the press shy actor nearly stole the show from his entertaining director, fun...

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