Winona Ryder

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in October

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If the studios and major indie distributors get serious in the month of October, rolling out the first wave of their big fall prestige picks, the smaller indie handlers, it seems, get weird. This best of this month’s art house films are risky, challenging efforts that tell peculiar stories in unique ways; they’re joined by a handful of more mainstream-leaning titles, looking for a bit of recognition in the serious movie derby. Here’s what’s worth seeking out:
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10 Must-See Movies at This Year’s New York Film Festival

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Under normal circumstances, the New York Film Festival would open this evening — this is when it usually falls on the calendar, after all. But there’s the matter of a certain papal visit (and no, apparently His Holiness didn’t plan his New York visit around the premiere of The Walk), so the 53rd annual NYFF will kick off tomorrow. And as the fine folks at the Film Society of Lincoln Center have been screening select titles from the fest over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen a few worth putting in your path.
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The 25 Best Coming-of-Age Movies Ever Made

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Richard Linklater’s Boyhood continues its seemingly inevitable move towards world domination, expanding to more theaters over the weekend and capturing the imaginations and hearts of even the most jaded moviegoers. Meanwhile, Naomi Foner’s evocative Very Good Girls also opened last weekend, with a welcome female take on that whole “becoming a grown-up” thing. In other words, it’s a very good time for the coming-of-age movie, where maturity is gained and lessons are learned and lifelong memories are made, so with that in mind, we’ve rounded up a few of our all-time …Read More