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“Martin Eden” opens with a revelation: “So, the world is stronger than me.” The impetus behind the whispered truth slowly comes into focus as the story unfolds, cynicism and celebrity impounding hope and humility. Amidst the voiceover, the class strugg…

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…

Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” is one of the most emotionally wrenching movies of the year—or, frankly, any recent year. So it comes as something of a shock to hear that when Baumbach conceptualized what our own Rodrigo Perez dubbed a “full-bodied an…

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…

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…

If Manfred Kirchheimer’s latest documentary “Free Time” could summarize itself into a single statement, it would be that there is power in silence. Not a single word of dialogue is spoken in “Free Time,” and yet, this 60-minute exploration of New York …

If you’re anything like us, you’ve worked every waking weekend straight since Labor Day thanks to the Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and the Emmys. So it’s without any murderous fe…

When you bring up this year’s New York Film Festival, obviously the headline is the fact that Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is opening the event. But when you move past that incredible news, you see that the 57th annual NYFF is set up to be one of t…

Just over a week ago, the New York Film Festival, presented by Film at Lincoln Center, made headlines when it was announced that the highly-anticipated crime drama “The Irishman” from Martin Scorsese would kick off this year’s event. That was followed …