Tonight’s the night. Gonna be allright.
This evening marks the beginning of the 44th New York Film Festival and the entire city’s abuzz with pomp and pageantry. Reverse Shot will be there, covering the only accurately-named major festival in town (since when was 34th and 8th in Tribeca?). As far as we’re concerned, it’s the only game that really matters. Even if each edition always brings a handful of disappointments, among their selections are a number of the films we’ll be talking about for the next year so why wait?
Nick Pinkerton on opening night pick The Queen.
Jeff Reichert on Hong Sang-soo’s Woman on the Beach.
Michael Joshua Rowin on Abderrahmane Sissako’s Bamako.
We’re going to do our best to keep this coverage coming in as close to real-time as possible, so keep checking the site for updates. Enjoy.