The wonderful people of cinemattraction were kind enough to ask me to review some films at this year's New York Film Festival, where I saw some pretty good films, some pretty underwhelming films, and a couple of brilliant films. On their website you can find my reviews of Arnuad Desplechin's A Christmas Tale, Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah, Clint Eastwood's Changeling, Wong Kar-Wai's Ashes of Time Redux, Sergei Dvortsevoy's Tulpan, João Botelho's The Northern Land, Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky, Derezhan Omirbaev's Chouga, and Gerardo Naranjo's I'm Gonna Explode, as well as plenty of other reviews. Also, you can hear me talk a lot and say nothing about NYFF from my guest spot on the Screen Junkies podcast (also available for free on iTunes). Having seen ten films in about a week and a half, the experience was both exhilirating and exhausting. Thanks to the people of cinemattraction for giving me a very memorable first-time festival experience.
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