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Full 2010 New York Film Festival Lineup Announced

Full 2010 New York Film Festival Lineup Announced (photo)

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The New York Times announced the 2010 New York Film Festival lineup this morning. They even beat the festival’s own website to the news. Kyle Chandler would be proud.

Anyway, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, organizers of NYFF, had already announced David Fincher’s Facebook biopic “The Social Network” as their Opening Night film. Now they’ve added twenty-five features to their roster, plus Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter” as the Closing Night selection. The Times describes the film as the story of “the gradual connections of an American psychic (played by Matt Damon); a French journalist (Cécile de France) who has a brush with death in the 2004 tsunami; and a London schoolboy who loses his twin brother (Frankie and George McLaren).” “Hereafter,” by the way, makes nine movies for Eastwood in nine years. It’s like he and Woody Allen are locked in a weird game of directorial chicken or something.

As usual, the rest of the NYFF lineup is largely comprised of the summer festival circuit’s most notable films, including Palme D’or winner “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives.” I’m most excited to see “Meek’s Cutoff,” the new film from “Wendy and Lucy” director Kelly Reichardt. The full list:

Opening Night
“The Social Network,” David Fincher, USA

“The Tempest,” Julie Taymor, USA

Closing Night
“Hereafter,” Clint Eastwood, USA

“Another Year,” Mike Leigh, UK
“Aurora,” Cristi Puiu, Romania
“Black Venus,” Abdellatif Kechiche, France
“Carlos,” Olivier Assayas, France
“Certified Copy,” Abbas Kiarostami, France/Italy
“Film Socialisme,” Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland
“Inside Job,” Charles Ferguson, USA
“Le Quattro Volte,” Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy
“Lennon NYC,” Michael Epstein, USA
“Meek’s Cutoff,” Kelly Reichardt, USA
“My Joy,” Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine/Germany
“Mysteries of Lisbon,” Raul Ruiz, Portugal/France
“Of Gods and Men,” Xavier Beauvois, France
“Oki’s Movie,” Hong Sang-soo, South Korea
“Old Cats,” Sebastian Silva, Chile
“Poetry,” Lee Chang-dong, South Korea
“Post Mortem,” Pablo Larrain, Chile/Mexico/Germany
“Revolucion,” Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Embecke, Amat Escalante, Gael Garcia
Bernal, Rodrigo Garcia, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Carlos Reygadas,
Patricia Riggen, Mexico
“The Robber,” Benjamin Heisenberg, Austria/Germany
“Robinson in Ruins,” Patrick Keiller, UK
“Silent Souls,” Alexei Fedorchenko, Russia
“The Strange Case of Angelica,” Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal
“Tuesday After Christmas,” Radu Muntean, Romania
“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul, UK/Thailand
“We Are What We Are,” Jorge Michel Grau, Mexico

The festival runs from September 24 to October 10. You can find detailed descriptions of the selections over on indieWIRE.


The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at


Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…