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The Measure of a Man screens at 9pm on Thursday, October 8, within the main slate of the 53rd New York Film Festival. Kino Lorber will release the film theatrically in the US. Like last year’s Two Days, One Night, The Measure of a Man is a triumph of realistic cinema, and a dirge for a blue-collar European worker left stranded after a once-solid job has melted away. Co-writer/director Stéphane Brizé often thrusts us into...
Steve Jobs Directed by Danny Boyle Opens October 9 The yakfests of Aaron Sorkin, more concerned with their own delivery and devices than organic dramatic development, would seem to be made for the Age of the iPhone and The Story of Jobs. Danny Boyle’s three-act Steve Jobs is handily packaged around three product launches, making its apotheosis of marketing fairly explicit, yet it continues to be lauded for acknowledging the Human Flaws of a steely-nerved innovator. But,...
Chantal Akerman took her own life in Paris this Monday, October 5, at age 65. Her No Home Movie screened last night, Wednesday the 7th, within the main slate of the 53rd New York Film Festival, with additional screenings scheduled for 6:15pm tonight, October 8th, and 1pm on Sunday the 11th. Additionally, the NYFF has added free screenings of her 1997 autobiographical portrait Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman, and her 1975 masterpiece Jeanne Dielman,...
In the Shadow of Women screens at 6pm on Wednesday, October 6, within the main slate of the 53rd New York Film Festival. Distrib Films will release the movie theatrically in the US next year. Among the most significant effects of the shift from shooting on film to shooting digital is the loss of expressive black-and-white cinematography. Digital black-and-white often looks flat and lacks sufficient contrast; it might be monochrome, but it’s barely “black &...

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