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The NY Film Fest in the NY Times

The NY Film Fest in the NY Times

For years, industry insiders and film aficionados alike turned to the New York Times daily for full length reviews of each of the two dozen features screening at the annual New York Film Festival, that is until this year. In 2005, the Times has decided to impose a new policy, offering capsule reviews of festival films, saving the full reviews for a few select films about to open in theaters. Those in the film business have applauded the decision, saying that it is a more appropriate way to cover the event, giving distributors quotable blurbs without hurting a movie in the media to quickly, or preventing a full review from running once the film actually opens.

Catching up with the paper’s pieces, there’s “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu,” “L’Enfant,” “The Hidden Blade,” “Methadonia,” “Regular Lovers,” “Avenge but One of My Two Eyes,” and “Bubble” in a Sept. 24th dispatch, “Greeneland: Graham Greene and the Cinema,” “The Squid and the Whale,” “I Am,” and “Something Like Happiness” from the Sept. 26th report, “Lady Vengeance,” “Manderlay,” “Breakfast on Pluto,” “Haze,” “Tale of Cinema,” “Through the Forest,” and “Views From the Avant-Garde” in the reviews from Sept. 30th, and “Three Times,” “The President’s Last Bang,” “Who’s Camus Anyway?,” “Beyond the Rocks,” and “Paradise Now” in today’s (Oct. 3rd) piece.

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