In the final installment of this four-part series, love is the theme shared between Spike Jonze’s HER, Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, and Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman.
Steve McQueen’s vision of the invention of slavery in 12 Years a Slave complements J.C. Chandor’s image of the fantasy of a heroic white elite in All is Lost.
In A Touch of Sin, director Jia Zhang-ke continues to address the wounds inflicted by Mao’s Cultural Revolution on historical continuity and individuals’ self-worth in contemporary China.
The first installment of a series on the NYFF considers films that radically push cinematic limits: James Franco’s Child of God and Catherine Breillat’s Abuse of Weakness.
Taking on selections from this year’s New York Film Festival.