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Agnes Varda sadly passed away earlier this year at age 90, and this year’s New York Festival is not only dedicated to her but includes one of her films in the main slate. “Varda By Agnes” represents something few artists are lucky enough to have – the …

Filmmaker Angela Schanelec is an acquired taste. Her latest, “I Was At Home, But…” sees her continue to hone her highly unique, emotionally oblique, and gently radical style, which frustrates some with its lack of a unitary “meaning,” but delights othe…

In his third feature, “Synonyms,” Israeli writer-director Nadav Lapid proves he has a fascination with people who take things too far, whether extremists, romantics, or some inextricable mesh of the two. His first film, “Policeman” follows anti-terrori…

Oliver Laxe’s new film “Fire Will Come” has a fitting and powerful title. It’s both an immutable truth in certain regions and a portent of things to come, depending on the speaker it could read as wisdom or a threat. Laxe’s film uses a dreamy minimalis…

As Spain’s Pedro Almodóvar continues making the festival circuit rounds for his new film “Dolor y Gloria” – “Pain & Glory” – he spent an evening at the New York Film Festival with Kent Jones, the festival’s director, to discuss some of the cinemati…

Bertrand Bonello’s most famous film, “House of Tolerance,” showed his affinity for collapsing the supposed distance between the past and present, proving to his audience we haven’t changed as much as we’d like to think. His last film, the controversial…

Every year, at the New York Film Festival, the event’s director Kent Jones sits down with a filmmaker, for the On Cinema conversation, to discuss the important movies that influence them. And this year, Jones had legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese joi…

Perhaps no director better portrays the passage of time than Martin Scorsese, who has set films in five different centuries and usually tells stories that span decades, not days.  So when his latest film, “The Irishman”— another mobster drama, but this…

It happened, people! Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited crime film “The Irishman” has finally been seen by real people at the New York Film Festival. And as you might expect, even though reviews won’t hit until later this evening, social media is abuzz wit…

As film fans, there aren’t very many times in the year that is as exciting as the fall film festival season. With Venice, TIFF, Telluride, Fantastic Fest, and others clogging our schedules, some of the year’s best films are getting center stage, …