NYFF 2014 preview


The 52nd  New York Film Festival is only a few brief weeks away, welcoming to Lincoln Center some of the year's buzziest titles. Taking place as it does in the wake of the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, many NYFF offerings have already screened elsewhere, and are greatly anticipated -- as are, of course, its high-profile opening-night and centerpiece world premieres. So, which movies have this year's attendees the most excited? Which films have writers and fans planning the most elaborate stakeout strategies? We've selected those titles fueling the most debate and, the better to illustrate just what about them has the blogosphere all hot and bothered to opine, included trailers where available!

Gone Girl (Opening Night)

Inherent Vice (Centerpiece)

Birdman (Closing Night)

Clouds of Sils Maria


Goodbye to Language

Listen Up Philip

Maps to the Stars

Mr. Turner


Two Days, One Night


The Wonders

The 50-Year Argument

The Look of Silence

Merchants of Doubt

Seymour: An Introduction