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    Why Joaquin Phoenix is the Most Fascinating Actor Working in Film Today

    Sporting his "Inherent Vice" shoulder-length hairstyle and half-laced up boots, Joaquin Phoenix cut an intriguing figure at this year's New York Film Festival.

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    NYFF: '12 Years a Slave' Q&A Videography

    Is it really possible that there haven’t been many films about slavery that actually depict slavery with such authenticism? Perhaps, Roots.

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    Producer David Picker Discusses Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen And How the Film Industry Has Changed

    On the eve of the 51st annual New York Film Festivals' closing weekend, the festival hosted a public conversation with veteran producer David V. Picker on the occasion of his new book, "Musts, Maybes and Nevers: A Book About the Movies."

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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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    NYFF '13: Jim Jarmusch and Tilda Swinton on 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' Creating Their Own Vampire Mythology and Why Hollywood Film Music Is Boring

    At first glance, it might seem unusual for Jim Jarmusch to be taking on the vampire genre; after all, his films have usually been concerned with the likes of cab drivers, middle-aged New Jersey lotharios and other arrays of offbeat yet down-to-earth characters. And yet his propensity for deadpan abs...

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    NYFF '13: Steve McQueen on '12 Years A Slave,' the Effects of Slavery Today and Reuniting With Michael Fassbender

    The past six weeks have been very good to "12 Years A Slave." Coming off of his acclaimed 2011 film "Shame," anticipation was already huge for Steve McQueen's latest work, but once the film began screening the buzz became almost stratospheric. After its ecstatic reception at Telluride and Toronto (i...

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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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    Meet the Woman Who Discovered Tom Hiddleston, NYFF Emerging Artist Joanna Hogg

    When Joanna Hogg’s three films played at NYFF this past week in the Emerging Artists series, U.S. audiences got their first look at a markedly original talent. A British filmmaker with a long history in television direction, Hogg pulled a complete one-eighty with her minimal freshman film “Unrelated...

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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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    Andrea Arnold and Naomi Foner Talk About Being Female Filmmakers

    Filmmakers Naomi Foner ("Very Good Girls") and Andrea Arnold ("Fishtank") participated in the Story Creation and the Artistic Process panel as part of the NYFF Live series of filmmaker conversations, making the panel's gender balance 50/50 (the other two panelists were Larry Gross and Henry Bean). W...

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