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Tuesday, September 25, 2007


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Nathan Lee of the Village Voice writes about the upcoming New York Film Festival.  The festival opens on Friday with Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited."  Writes Lee, "The festival opens with the bittersweet pleasures of Wes Anderson's Darjeeling Limited, bristles to the acerbic domestic meltdown of Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding (above), and highlights an even more astringent family crisis in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, a wildly contrived but ruthlessly tough-minded thriller from Sidney Lumet. Didn't know he had it in him, though I'm not surprised to find Gus Van Sant further refine the emotional precision of his abstract, experimental youth movies with Paranoid Park."

New York Magazine has a cover story about the festival.  Joel and Ethan Coen, Noah Baumbach and Wes Anderson are featured on the cover.  "The 45th NYFF has drafted a whopping ten New Yorkers—a lineup so stacked they could take on the Yankees. Wes Anderson has the opening-night slot with The Darjeeling Limited. The Coen brothers follow with No Country for Old Men as the centerpiece. To round out the scorecard: Noah Baumbach, Peter Bogdanovich, Abel Ferrara, Murray Lerner, Sidney Lumet, Ira Sachs, and Julian Schnabel. Filmmakers from Hollywood: one. You may not have noticed that you are living in a new heyday of New York film, but you are."



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