Articles Tagged Film Festivals

NYFF 2012 Critic's Choice – "Flight"

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The Independent’s senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, is viewing the entire main slate (plus) of the 50th New York Film Festival, showing at Lincoln Center September 28-October 14th. Below is one of several critic’s choices. A festival overview and complete list from 2012 is here. Flight (Robert Zemeckis. 2012. USA. 138 min.) Fifty years in… Read more »

The Ascent of Assange

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Hushed tones. Top-secret documents. Governments, pissed-off across the globe. Whether praised or demonized, few people can debate the significance of Australian-born Julian Assange, founder of the contentious WikiLeaks. It was only a matter of time before a biopic would follow and so Robert Connolly’s Underground: The Julian Assange Story made its world premiere at the… Read more »

NYFF 2012 Critic's Choice – "Celluloid Man"

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The Independent’s senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, is viewing the entire main slate (plus) of the 50th New York Film Festival, showing at Lincoln Center September 28-October 14th. Below is one of several critic’s choices. A festival overview and complete list from 2012 is here. Celluloid Man (Shivendra Singh Dungarpur. 2012. India. 164 min.) Going… Read more »

Adam Cohen on the Marriage of Music and Film (he's for it)

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The Festival Music House set up camp at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival for the third consecutive year. The invite-only three-night event lured in top Canadian indie musicians and put them in front of filmmakers, producers, and other film industry types. The intent is to introduce potential cinematic collaborations between musicians and filmmakers. After… Read more »

NYFF 2012 Critic's Choice – "Life of Pi"

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The Independent’s senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, is viewing the entire main slate (plus) of the 50th New York Film Festival, showing at Lincoln Center September 28-October 14th. Below is one of several critic’s choices. A festival overview and complete list from 2012 is here. Life of Pi (Ang Lee. 2012. USA. 120 min.) “Kids,… Read more »

Five TIFF Filmmakers Who Play it Short

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Sometimes it’s difficult to see beyond the flashing bulbs, glitz, and glamour of a high-profile film festival like the Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF. There’s no shortage of star power and tent-pole films. Even the top indie features have to fight to get noticed and are the unsung heroes of festivals. There’s another kind… Read more »

New York Film Festival 2012 – Critic's Choice

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A Festival 50 Years in the Making The late Richard Roud and the current, soon-to-retire program director, Richard Peña were my hosts for the first 50 years of the New York Film Festival. Roud’s curatorial partner was Amos Vogel, who founded the cine-club Cinema 16 in 1947; it became America’s largest film society with 7,000… Read more »

NYFF 2012 Critic's Choice – "Becoming Traviata"

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The Independent’s senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, is viewing the entire main slate (plus) of the 50th New York Film Festival, showing at Lincoln Center September 28-October 14th. Below is one of several critic’s choices. A festival overview and complete list from 2012 is here. Becoming Traviata (Philippe Béziat. 2012. France. 113 min.) The best… Read more »