New York Film Festival 2018 Top Female Performances – Liz Whittemore reports

NYFF is reliable in presenting meaty roles for women. This year’s notable performances include Juliette Binoche and Regina King, an actress who is often underappreciated. Also on my list are Molly Shannon, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, among others presented here in no particular order.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK April 27, 2018: LET THE SUNSHINE IN

motw logo 1-35Claire Denis’ romantic dramedy Let the Sunshine In stars Juliette Binoche as Isabelle, a smart, sophisticated Parisian artist and divorcee who’s only missing one thing in her life: true love. She meets plenty of men who want to sleep with her, but there’s something off about all of them; some are married, some are too full of themselves to be able to properly nurture a partner, some are exes who should clearly stay that way.

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New York Film Festival 2017: Top Female Performances — Liz Whittemore reports

Thankfully, this year’s New York Film Festival did not disappoint in illustrating the complexities of women. We saw actresses that have become festival fixtures and a few fresh faces never seen before. Here are NYFF55’s ladies to be recognized for outstanding roles in a dynamite mix of features.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK August 25 – September 1: POLINA

Raw, emotional, and creative, Valerie Muller and Angelin Preljocaj’s Polina is an engaging story about a young Russian dancer who needs to find her inner self before she can truly lose herself in her art. With strong and compelling performances both on and off the dance stage, the film is a powerful look at managing others’ expectations, having the courage to take chances, and believing in yourself. Continue reading…

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CLOUD OF SILS MARIA, EX MACHINA and Other Movies Opening April 10 – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

Clouds of Sils Maria is a must-see. In it French film auteur Olivier Assayas provides an illuminating and sensitive look

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 6-12: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Opening April 10, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Clouds of Sils Maria, the new drama from French writer/director Olivier Assayas which stars Juliette Binoche as a veteran actress forced to confront both her past and her future. Read on…

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