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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TRAINWRECK, STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, LILA & EVE and other July 17 Openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

Despite Amy Schumer’s considerable contributions, Trainwreck rides like a turn-around-is-fair-play sequel to Judd Apatow’s male-centric comedies. A woman is the

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 14-20: FADING GIGOLO

Opening April 18, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Fading Gigolo, a quirky NY comedy written and directed by John Turturro, who stars as an unspectacular florist who’s need for cash causes him to take a turn at the world’s oldest profession– at which he’s surprisingly spectacularly successful. Costars Woody Allen, Sharon Stone and Vanessa Paradis give seductive performances that bring engaging eccentricity, genuine warmth and subtle humor to the film. Turturro’s fifth feature is a winner! Read more…

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