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The Top Highlights From The 2018 New York Film Festival

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There are few film festivals as popular as the New York film festival. This year, the festival runs for around two weeks from September 28th, ending on October 14th. Being held at the Lincoln Centre, it has already thrown up a few surprises. The city’s leading showcase for years in art-house movies.

The list of movies to be played at the festival is a vast, high quality content.  If you aren’t already googling about movie themed casino game winners, given the casino buff you are, here is a look at what this years’ film festival would look like.

What Should You Expect?

The festival is known to not recognize many American Independent filmmakers, but this time it does have a few surprises.  Here is a look at some of the films in the lineup.

Her Smell

Directed by Alex Ross Perry, the film is set in the nineteen-nineties and stars Elizabeth Moss, who is portrayed to be a Rockstar here. It’s a big movie in a twisted way. You can read our review here.

A Family Tour

Set in Taiwan, A Family Tour is a drama based on its director, Ying Liang’s own situation. It’s a story of how difficult it could get to have a family life as you run from a tyrannical government.

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Originally intended as a Netflix series, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an anthology film comprising of archetypal figures negotiating mortality in mythic settings. Watch the trailer here.

Cold War

An exquisitely crafted monochrome drama, it contains all that you need to know of what it was like to live in that era. You can read our review here.

While on a trip to Poland to recruit folk singers for a Soviet propaganda troupe in 1949, jaded pianist and composer Witkor meets Zula, magnetic young singer, elliptically depicted, their torrid, turbulent 15-year affair transcend national borders but cannot leap over each partner’s selfishness or the era’s ruinous politics.

At Eternity’s Gate

The storyline revolves around an immediate portrait of Vincent Van Gogh in his last few years wrestling with madness and spiritual deliverance equally. It’s got all the drama, and the emotions run high. Check out the trailer.

Happy As Lazzaro

Happy as Lazzaro

The movie is set In isolated central Italy in the 1980’s. An exploitable noblewoman employs labourers, ignorant of the outside world.

Non-Fiction

This light and very funny comedy is a disquisition on the future of the publishing industry in the digital age filtered through intellectual sparring of two couples whose sexual morals are looser than their intellectual convictions. Read our review.

The Favorite

Here’s a three-headed hydra. Yorgo Lanthimo’s elaborate comedy, set in the early 18th century, pitches Sarah Churchill, the  Duchess of Marlborough against her cousin Abigail Hill as they have bare teeth to fight for the sexual preference of Queen Anne. This makes a lesbian love triangle of this allegedly true story more than Helen Edmund so did in her 2015 play Queen Anne. Little is known about England’s shy, sickly last Stuart monarch, whose loving letters to the Duchess cannot definitively be interpreted as romantic.

Which one of these films do you want to watch first? Let us know in the comments below!

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