Titles announced for the 2014 New York Film Festival
Yesterday the powers-that-be at the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the main slate for the cinematic event of the fall—the 52nd New York Film Festival. Previously we'd heard about the Opening Night feature (David Fincher's adaptation of author Gillian Flynn's massively popular thriller Gone Girl, pictured above, starring Ben Affleck as an unhappy spouse accused of murder); the Centerpiece selection (Paul Thomas Anderson's take on Thomas Pynchon's delightfully strange novel Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a pot-addled private investigator); and the closing night film (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's batshit-looking black comedy Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance with Michael Keaton riffing on his former Batman persona). Now we get a look at the full list of 30 movies that will be screened in this exclusive, highly-regarded fest, several of which are world premieres, others that have screened at Sundance and Cannes.
Start your planning today by checking out our reviews of 2014 New York Film Festival titles we've already seen and reviewed on the circuit: Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas), Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller), Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard), Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg), Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh), Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello), Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako), Whiplash (Damien Chazelle) and The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher).