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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AWFJ Movie of the Week, July 3 – July 9: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Opening June 17, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Captain Fantastic, the sophomore film from actor-turned-filmmaker Matt Ross following his well-received 2012 directorial debut 28 Hotel Rooms. Viggo Mortensen stars as widower Ben, who is devoted to raising his six kids off the grid, imparting freedoms and values he holds most dear.
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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Aug 10 – Aug. 16: SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY

Opening August 14, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is She’s Funny That Way, the new film from actor/writer/director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show). Described as a screwball comedy in the same vein as Bogdanovich’s 1972 classic What’s Up Doc?, it follows the interconnected lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway show. The all-star ensemble features Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Owen Wilson and Will Forte, among others. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 18-24: TOMORROWLAND

Opening May 22, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Tomorrowland, Disney’s family adventure in which a science-obsessed young girl discovers the existence of a secret futuristic world that exists somewhere in time and space and that may hold the fate of humankind. Read on…

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