film festivals

Maggie Review photo
I know now why you cry
Maggie is one of the last things you'd expect out of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Abigail Breslin, who plays the title character? Okay. Joely Richardson, who plays Maggie's stepmother? Sure. But not Arnie. Though Maggie's a post-ap... read feature

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Tribeca Film Festival tickets go on sale March 31st


The New York City festival will feature appearances by George Lucas, Monty Python, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mary J. Blige, Christopher Nolan, and maybe movies
Mar 27
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 ... read
Kung Fu Fest NYC photo
Kung Fu Fest NYC

NYC's Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 has so many ninjas


You don't even know
Mar 24
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... read
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Help fund The Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 in NYC


There will be ninjas this year--NINJAS!
Feb 24
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 ... read
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SXSW 2015 film lineup released


Let's get this party started
Feb 03
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 ... read
SAIFF 2014 photo
SAIFF 2014

Here comes the South Asian International Film Festival


November 18-23 at the SVA theater
Nov 14
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... read
NYKFF Returns photo
NYKFF Returns

Here comes the 12th Annual New York Korean Film Festival


Runs from November 20-23 at BAM
Nov 11
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,... read
NYFF 52 photo
It starts tonight!
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... read feature

Japan Cuts 2014 photo
It never ends
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... read feature

NYAFF 2014 photo
My favorite fest of the year returns
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... read feature

Tribeca Film Fest 2014 photo
And our coverage is about to be
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,... read feature

SAIFF 2013 photo
SAIFF 2013

Here is the 2013 South Asian International Film Festival


Dec 02
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... read
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And (probably) our coverage of it!
[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... read feature

NYFF 2013 Awards/Recap photo
We came, we saw, we conquered
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... read feature

30 Seconds of NYFF photo
(Almost) daily videos delivered straight to your existence
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... read feature

Gearing up for NYFF photo
Gearing up for NYFF

After the Credits: Gearing up for NYFF 51


It's gonna be a crazy month!
Sep 15
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'... read
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Coen Brothers, Hayao Miyazaki, Spike Jonze, Ben Stiller, Jim Jarmusch, and more
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... read feature

(Film) Festival Fatigue photo
Hubert and I finally have our discussion
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... read feature

NYAFF/Japan Cuts Recap photo
It's over...
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... read feature

Fantasia Fest 2013 photo
Why yes, we are crazy!
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 ... read feature

Japan Cuts 2013 photo
You ain't seen nothin' yet
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... read feature

New York Asian Film Fest photo
And so does our super amazing coverage
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... read feature

99% Occupy Wall St Review photo
Is Occupy a rejoinder or parallel to the "We blew it" of the 1960s?
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... read feature

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NJ: Lighthouse International Film Festival runs June 6-9


Bending Steel, Rewind This!, Grow Up Tony Phillips, and more
Jun 04
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 ... read
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Documentaries, features, and shorts screening May 31st to June 9th
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... read feature

Tribeca Awards and Recap photo
Heck yeah.
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... read feature

Tribeca Film Festival '13 photo
We are so goddamn ready
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... read feature

SXSW 2013 Recap photo
Everything we did at SXSW 2013... well, not everything.
[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... read feature

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SXSW 2013: Are you ready?!


Mar 05
[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... read
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They should just show Sunny another eight times
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... read feature

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New York City First Time Fest focuses on filmmaker debuts


Feb 18
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... read
Top 5 films of Sundance photo
The best year yet?
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... read feature







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