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52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Listen Up Philip’

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Listen Up Philip’

Written & Directed by Alex Ross Perry Starring Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter & Eric Bogosian Director Alex Ross Perry hardly gives you any time to like his movie’s main character. Phillip Lewis Friedman walks down a New York City sidewalk and the shaky camera capturing his flustered steps is at once

Miles Teller & JK Simmons in 'Whiplash'

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Whiplash’

Written & Directed by Damien Chazelle Starring Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist & Austin Stowell Opening in NYC & Select Theaters Friday, October 10, 2014 The image is haunting, something out of a horror movie. A snare drum is splattered with blood, crimson smears on a round white surface. Gasping and sniffling give this

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’

Written & Directed by Oliver Assayas Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart & Chloë Grace Moretz Some movies are self-aware. ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ is beautifully self-aware. It stars Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in powerfully meta-roles and might be my favorite film to emerge from the festival. It’s directed by Olivier Assayas, who blends his characters

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Time Out of Mind’

Directed by Oren Moverman. Written by Jeffrey Caine (story) & Oren Moverman (screenplay, story) Starring Richard Gere, Jena Malone & Ben Vereen Now Playing at the 52nd New York Film Festival Oren Moverman’s ambitious ‘Time Out of Mind’ eschews a straightforward narrative with forward momentum, instead functioning as an evocative sensory experience and vivid portrait of

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Gone Girl’

Directed by David Fincher Written by Gillian Flynn Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Missi Pyle, & Tyler Perry David Fincher’s darkly subversive ‘Gone Girl’ may traffic in prestige trappings and complex themes about modern marriage. But it’s first and foremost a master-class in raw, pulpy, adrenalized entertainment defined by shocking twists,

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Mr Turner’

Written & Directed by Mike Leigh Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Joshua McGuire & Marion Bailey Now Playing at the 52nd New York Film Festival Authenticity emanates from the painterly glow of director Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner. His latest is a biopic that examines the 19th century English landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, primarily

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