The 49th New York Film Festival has been arguably one of the best festivals in many years, but it came to a bittersweet end when Film Society of Lincoln Center director Richard Pea announced before the Closing Night premiere of Alexander Payne’s The Descendants that he would be stepping down at the end of 2012, following the 50th New York Film Festival. Pea has been with… Continue reading NYFF: Film Society Director Richard Peña Steps Down
“In his introduction for Pedro Almodovar last night, Richard Pena made the point that after so many years and so many wonderful films, Almodovar is back at the New York Film Festival with a movie as new and as adventurous as any he’s ever made. He’s not intending to rest on his laurels,” Wes Anderson said during his introduction for the 10th anniversary screening of ‘The… Continue reading At NYFF: Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow and Wes Anderson Remember 'The Royal Tenenbaums' and the Cantankerous Gene Hackman
On Monday night, filmmaker Martin Scorsese gave a sneak preview of his upcoming 3D fantasy film Hugo, based on Brian Selznick’s bestselling novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 49th Annual New York Film Festival.
When the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the secret screening last week, billed as a “work-in-progress from a master filmmaker,” the internet… Continue reading Martin Scorsese's Hugo Gets a NYFF Sneak Preview
Being reductive about a film as lovingly crafted as ‘My Week With Marilyn’ feels a bit cheap, but considering Oscar season is all about reductions: if you were wondering which upcoming bit of Oscar bait could be the heir(ess) apparent to ‘The King’s Speech’ look no further than ‘Marilyn.’ From the film’s main theme (by ‘The King’s Speech’ composer Alexandre Desplat) to the presence of Harvey Weinstein’s name in credits… Continue reading At NYFF: Is 'My Week With Marilyn' This Year's 'The King's Speech'?