The 300 Week 38: If Beale Road May Speak and Early Opinions from NYFF 2018

The 300 Week 38: If Beale Road May Speak and Early Opinions from NYFF 2018

Hey, I’m strolling right here, and welcome again to The 300, my ratty try to observe 300 motion pictures in theaters within the yr 2018. I’ll be seeing new releases, classics, hidden gems, and competition movies to expertise the vast world of cinema in all its glory. With that a lot selection (and so many competition movies), I hope you see one thing right here you’ll wish to take a look at.

As at all times, there are three guidelines for The 300:

  • The film have to be not less than 40 minutes lengthy, assembly the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences’ definition of a characteristic movie.
  • I have to watch the film at a movie show, screening room, or out of doors screening venue.
  • Whereas I can watch motion pictures I’ve seen earlier than 2018, I can’t rely repeated viewings of the identical movie in 2018 a number of occasions.

Right this moment begins our protection of the 2018 New York Movie Competition. The 56th entry of the venerable NYC movie competition formally kicks off on Friday, September 28 with Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favorite and runs till Sunday, October 14. I’ve been attending quite a lot of the pre-fest press screenings, which make up nearly all of this heavy week for The 300. NYFF 56 capsule critiques will proceed on The 300 for the subsequent few weeks; full-length critiques for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and the Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will probably be up by subsequent weekend.

As NYFF 56 is winding down, I can even catch a couple of motion pictures at the 2018 Brooklyn Horror Movie Competition, which runs from Thursday, October 11 to Thursday, October 18. There are some nice movies working at this yr’s competition, and I hope to catch a number of of them for the reason that programming on the BHFF is at all times sturdy from yr to yr.

As of this writing, I’ve 47 motion pictures left to go. I’m so drained.

And so, onward.

The 300 Week 38: If Beale Street Could Talk and Early Reviews from NYFF 2018 screenshot