If securing the release of three innocent men weren't enough, the final chapter in Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's documentary series about the wrongly accused West Memphis Three is a success in its own right as a film.
Though its expected NC-17 rating has drawn much of the attention to the latest from "Hunger" director Steve McQueen, it's the emotional nakedness of this portrait of a sex addict that's most compelling.
In reshaping Yasmina Reza's razorsharp play for film, Roman Polanski has crafted the best possible adaptation that still can't help but feel a little bit dull.
Watch It Now: Hour-Long Talks with Payne, Wenders, Ceylan, Ferrara, Berlinger & Sinofsky from NYFF ‘11
Whether you made it to New York or not, these in-depth conversations with the directors of some of the fall's finest films are not to be missed.
Capturing a time of transition for its director and its lead character, the latest film from "Sideways" filmmaker Alexander Payne is a relaxed yet moving look at a father who must bond with his daughters over the impending death of his wife just as he discovers she was having an affair.
The escalating tensions between two families that are on the verge of internal combustion provide the drama in this masterful drama from Iranian helmer Asghar Farhadi.
Confined to his house facing a six-year prison term and a 20-year ban from making films in his native Iran, the "Offside" director *doesn't* direct one of the most courageous home movies ever.
NYFF ’11 Review: The Dardennes’ “The Kid With a Bike” Moves, Yet Not Quickly Enough for its Young Lead
Indulging in (slightly) more cinematic flourishes than in their previous work, the Dardenne brothers' latest is a hard-earned fairy tale about a young boy at a crossroads when abandoned by his father.
For the 20th anniversary of the art cinema institution, the company's co-presidents received some well-deserved kudos, but our respect for the duo goes well beyond distributing films such as "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" and "Midnight in Paris." Here's one more tribute, including a recording of their talk from the New York Film Festival about their history and how distribution has changed in the past two decades.
The "Day Night Day Night" director's second narrative feature reaches great heights in taking the peaks and valleys of a romance to a literal level.
Mexico's official entry to the Oscars doesn't show the country in the best light, but its director may be one of its brightest stars with this deliberate thriller about a pageant queen caught up in the local drug wars.
A reunion with Antonio Banderas has brought out the wild side from Pedro Almodovar in this entertaining thriller about surgeon whose invention of a burn-resistant skin can't quell the fire that burns from within.