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The Tribeca Film Festival will run from April 15th-26th here in New York City. American Express holders can order festival tickets on March 31st, and the general public can order tickets starting April 6th. The festival will ...


The folks over at Subway Cinema head up the annual New York Asian Film Festival, my favorite of all the year's festivals, and I'm always excited to see what else they cook up. Last month, we brought news of their efforts to f...


We here at Flixist love the people at Subway Cinema. Not only do they put on the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and the New York Korean Film Festival, they also hold a great showcase of classic martial arts movies here ...


SXSW is my favorite festival to cover and one of the few I do regularly. I won't be able to attend this year because of the impending birth of my first child, but it looks like I'll be missing out on some great stuff. Plenty ...




As is often the case, it's a festival of festivals here in New York. And if you're particularly fond of Indian and/or Pakistani films, this is probably the one you've been waiting for. The South Asian International Film Festi...


When February came and went with no mention of the New York Korean Film Festival, I was disheartened. With all of the far-less-deserving festivals in this fine city, I couldn't accept that this one had gone away. Fortunately,...


Hello everyone. It's festival time again! The 52nd New York Film Festival kicks off tonight with the world premiere of David Fincher's Gone Girl, and continues through October 12th, closing with Alejandro González I&nt...


With our NYAFF coverage still running strong, it seems an appropriate time to let you know that there's much, much more where that came from. Starting this Thursday, July 10th, the Japan Society kicks off their NYAFF crossove...


It's that time again. Summer is here, which means that New York City residents have retreated to their air conditioned apartments, offices, and movie theaters. For the next few weeks, that theater of choice should be the Film...


The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival was one of the first festivals Flixist ever covered. That was back before my time, but I was part of our coverage of the 2012 and 2013 fests, and I'm excited to be a part of it again. This year,...


Film festivals, man. There are so many of them. Especially in the wonderful world of New York City. Case in point: the 2013 South Asian International Film Festival, which begins tomorrow, December 3rd, and runs through Sunday...


[Just a reminder that this is going on! I was hoping to have my review of So Young up by now to act as a reminder, but I have been at the AMC Empire all day and it's made writing kind of hard. Am still there, actually, a...


Can you believe that it's all over? I can't. For much of the past month, the New York Film Festival has consumed my life. And now it's over. But we're finishing it off with a bang. The video above is Hubert and my final thou...


Between Hubert and I, we're going to be seeing a whole lot of movies at the New York Film Festival this year. Some of them will be worthwhile, others won't, but we want to cover them all. That being said, we don't necessaril...


This week, Hubert and I will begin our coverage of the 51st New York Film Festival. We have covered the festival for the past two years, and each year we try to expand our coverage in new and interesting ways. This year, we'...


Even though Alec and I talked about being a bit exhausted from film festival coverage, I'm really looking forward to the upcoming New York Film Festival. Yesterday they announced the main slate, which includes a lot of movies...


When you watch a lot of movies in a short period of time, you get a little tired. When you're covering a lot of festivals (and thus seeing a lot of a lot of movies) in a short period of time, you get completely exhausted. Fe...


So here we are, the culmination of the past month of our Asian obsession. We did thirty reviews, three interviews, and a whole lot of other stuff. It was certainly a crazy time, but it was a lot of fun. Above is a video of H...


The New York Asian Film Festival wraps up tonight at the Asia Society and we're only halfway through Japan Cuts, but apparently the programmers behind Fantasia didn't consider that us Flixist writers might want to take a few ...


So, we've been in and out of the Walter Reade theater at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, seeing movies, talking to people, writing reviews, whatever for the 2013 New York Asian Film Festival, but after Thursday we will be...


Two years ago, the New York Asian Film Festival changed my life just a little bit. It was my first serious introduction into the world of Asian cinema, something I'd dabbled in over the years but never really considered. Fast...


Time to out myself: while I believe that income inequality is a serious issue, I could never get fully behind Occupy Wall Street. I suspect this makes me the unfortunate petty bourgeoisie of today's educated liberals, and yet...


This week, the Lighthouse International Film Festival kicks off in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. The festival will run from June 6th to June 9th. Though I usually focus on NYC-based festivals, I wanted to highlight this one ...


With the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival behind us and the New York Asian Film Festival & Japan Cuts not happening until late June into July, something needs to happen this month so Flixist's New York crew doesn't get ansty. T...


And so another film festival comes to a close. This year's Tribeca wasn't the most spectacular fest of all time, but it had a solid lineup and we saw some good movies. As per usual, Hubert rocked things hardcore, and Alec pic...


Another day, another festival. This one's a big one, though, one of the biggest. The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival (the long awaited sequel to the not fantastic 2012 fest). This year, we're one man shorter on the coverage, but H...


[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] We ca...


[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] Last year's SXS...


Last year's New York Korean Film Festival was awesome. It had a great selection, including one film that I now count among my favorites of all time. I have been looking forward to NYKFF's return ever since, and I don't h...


As cool as it is to be one of the first people to see the next thing by established filmmakers at film festivals, it's the new stuff that's really exciting. Debuts are rarely the most polished or effective efforts, but they s...


Another Sundance, another 27 films reviewed. Though this is only my third year, Sundance 2013 is by far the greatest one I attended yet. Even bolder, I'll say that it may be the greatest in the festival's history. Looking bac...


Going through the catalog of Sundance films feels a bit like Christmas. Discovering the latest actor-turned-director debut, long awaited sophomore effort, and film description too bizarre to pass up almost makes scheduling th...


One year, one poorly packed suitcase, and one regretful purchase of one $200 coat at American Apparel later, Sundance is here again and here I am in it, freezing and happy. 2012 was my first year as honest-to-goodness press...


If you haven't noticed, we do a lot of film festival coverage here at Flixist. But aside from Xander's annual coverage of the London Film Festival, all that coverage is based in the good old USA. Today we're going to change t...


Even though Hurricane/Noreaster Sandy has done a real number on New York, the third annual DOC NYC film festival is still scheduled to start next week, running from November 8th to November 15th. DOC NYC is the premiere docum...


With the end of October marks the end of this year's Chicago International Film Festival. Out of the dozen or so films I watched, about 90% of them involved sex scenes, which was an interesting tidbit to note. I guess foreign...


[For the past month, we covered the 50th New York Film Festival, bringing you news, features, and reviews of some of the most anticipated films on the festival circuit in 2012. Check out all of our coverage here.] And so...


We do a lot of things here on Flixist, and some of those things are pretty cool. The rest? Totally awesome. One of the many totally awesome things we do is cover film festivals. Lots and lots of film festivals. Right now, for...


The 2012 New York Film Festival starts tonight with the world premiere of Ang Lee's adaptation of Life of Pi. Both Alec and I will be there dressed to the nines, and a review of the film will be up on Monday morning. Keep an...


It's been only a month and a half since we wrapped our absolutely massive coverage of the New York Asian and Japan Cuts film festivals, but it's time for us to return to the good ol' Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center for...






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