The New York Film Festival
began this past weekend and runs through the end of the week. Manohla Dargis
of The New York Times
has this audio preview piece
. She opines in this print piece,
"Proudly, at times lazily, this is a festival that always demands discrimination from its audience, a sense of adventure, even as it also relies on no small amount of brand loyalty. You can call the festival elitist — really, go ahead, it’s a badge of honor — as well as maddening, inspiring, out of touch and in the know, but this year you certainly can’t call it dull."