NYFF

Penelope Cruz in Parallel Mothers

Almodóvar’s ‘Parallel Mothers’ is an Emotional Rollercoaster of Maternity

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Who we love and why we love them is as much a product of bloodline as it is of circumstance, of conditioning, of initial connection

Petite Maman

‘Petite Maman’ Teases Out Adorable Childhood Fantasy

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Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ leaves something to be desired. But the experience is still lovely.

Vortex Gaspar Noe

Gaspar Noé’s ‘Vortex’ is a Tender Experimental Dive Into Dementia

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Split screen entertainment is back and sadder than ever.

Macbeth in The Tragedy Of Macbeth

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Makes Shakespeare a Marvel Once Again

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Move over, Branagh!

French Exit

‘French Exit’ is an Absurd Satire Better Enjoyed at Another Time

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Michelle Pfeiffer’s captivating performance can’t overcome the faults of this bougie comedy.

Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue Wheat Field

‘Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue’ is a Rare Misstep for Jia Zhangke

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Too much time with talking heads makes for a static, unbalanced examination of Chinese society over the past 80 years.

Tsai-Ming-liang’s Days

Tsai Ming-liang’s ‘Days’ is a Still, Hypnotic Immersion in Loneliness and Human Connection

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Tsai Ming-liang and Lee Kang-sheng create a tender, cavernous narrative that affirms the monotony and beauty of being and the exhaustion that stems from that dichotomy.

Small Axe Lovers Rock

‘Lovers Rock’ Immerses Us in an Energetic Reggae House Party

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Steve McQueen revitalizes what we all miss about house parties and depicts an experience unique to the vibrant West Indian community in London circa 1980.

Fall Festival Movies

The 25 Best Films of Fall Festival Season 2019

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We went to Venice, Toronto, New York, and Austin and saw numerous wonderful films — these are the 25 best.