Sunday, September 22, 2013
Sunday Nightcap: Our NYFF 2013 coverage starts tomorrow
Our New York Film Festival coverage starts tomorrow with a few words on the restoration of Age of Innocence. That is followed by word on They Live By Night, and The Chase some of the noir films playing in the revivals section of the film festival, plus Alphaville which is part of the Godard retrospective that starts during the festival and continues after it. Right now we’re planning on 21 days of festival reports, reviews and general mayhem. (There are also reviews of new releases mixed in)
This year’s festival is a bit more compact and a bit more low key, but then again it’s the New York Film Festival so anything can and will happen. The fun will be seeing what else happens when we least expect it.
As it stands now we should have at least reviews of a bit more than half the films being screened- however there is some arm twisting going on behind the scenes and I’m trying to blackmail some people to get more reviews (you know who you are, you know I have the pictures, you know what to do).
I’m not sure what’s going to pop up when, but I think we’ll have reviews of most if not all of the big films so keep reading…
For those curious reviews are coming of the following films- all reviews-except one- will run before the film ends their run at the festival:
CHILD OF GOD
A TOUCH OF SIN
NOBODY'S CHILD DAWAN (This review is running after the film screens at the festival - short version - only die hard fans of the director need apply)
Sandro Aguilar: DIVE: APPROACH AND EXIT
LAST OF THE UNJUST
THE WIND RISES
WHAT NOW? REMIND ME (the festival material doesn't mention this but there are graphic sex scenes in this film)
WEEKEND OF THE FAUN:Tanaquil le Clercq
Related to this is the the fact that Flixist's coverage of the New York Film Festival is being spearheaded by two great friends Alec Kubas-Meyer and Hubert Vigillia. In addition to doing full reviews they are doing 30 second reviews right after they see the films. The introductory post was shot by yours truly (I get an end credit) and can be found here.
You will also want to watch the reviews as they go up since the strict 30 second time limit makes for some hysterical endings. So far they have done The Wind Rises (Alec's take), The Wind Rises (Hubert's take) Child of God and Le Weekend, another 30 are coming- watch them.