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Greatness emerges at the year's first major film festival
The end of cinema? Hardly.
Zombies, jerk-offs, and transcendence
This week in the Voice, out today, Graham Rayman tells a sordid story of sex, power, and text messaging involving a Palisades Interstate Parkway police officer's relationship with a Brooklyn woman, writing: "During the course of her interaction with the Palisades cops in 2010, she had an affair with ... More >>
Films, stars, and the festival itself combat easy categorization
After operating at maybe 75 percent of its potential for almost its first full week, on Sunday the Cannes Film Festival kicked into full auteurist gear, with the premieres of three formally audacious new works from three contemporary international art film stars: Michael Haneke's Amour (which we ... More >>
80-something couple George (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anna (Emmanuelle Riva), former music teachers with one adult daughter (Isabelle Huppert), are comfortably settled into their senescence together in a not-small and yet claustrophobic Paris apartment. One morning at the breakfast table, Anna ... More >>
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
Hail to The Victors, and revolting youth, and confused assassins
Jean Eustache's The Mother and the Whore has cast a long shadow over our movies since its 1973 release, but because it screens infrequently and because it remains unavailable on DVD (second-hand VHS copies start at $47.95 on Amazon) many young filmgoers know of it solely from a poster belonging to J ... More >>
The Witnesses: erotic, not lurid The 46th annual New York Film Festival opens tomorrow, and as the Voice's own J. Hoberman, one of the festival's five programmers, puts it, "Cannes, as usual, was the prospector's mother lode." Which means, among other things, that the Frenchies are coming. NYFF 200 ... More >>
Sand, surf, and everything comes undone in Hong San-soo's Woman on the Beach
Kim Ki-duk wields his scalpel on the old adage: Time heals all wounds
A week of Chinese, Korean, and Thai fests
Plus: Spidey number three, and four from Criterion
New York Film Festival first week highlights
Eclectic Asian series whips up crazed genre workouts and hallucinatory unease
Lonely fools booze, fuck, and fail to connect in Korean New Waver's first stateside release
Geopolitickin' and an East Asian invasion highlight the 43rd New York Film Festival
Young guns Jaoui and Jia mingle with old masters Bergman, Rohmer, and Godard at NYFF
Two halves do not make a whole: a Korean director charts his nation's psychic divisions
Oh! So Young.