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The 300 Week 39: The Favourite and More Reviews from the 2018 New York Film Festival

October 03, 2018 2 min read

Greetings, sex astronauts, and welcome back to The 300, my high-flying attempt to watch 300 movies in theaters in the year 2018. I’ll be seeing new releases, classics, hidden gems, and festival films to experience the wide world of cinema in all its glory. With that much variety (and so many festival films), I hope you see something here you’ll want to check out.

As always, there are three rules for The 300:

  • The movie must be at least 40 minutes long, meeting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ definition of a feature film.
  • I must watch the movie at a movie theater, screening room, or outdoor screening venue.
  • While I can watch movies I’ve seen before 2018, I cannot count repeated viewings of the same film in 2018 multiple times.

A slower week this week as we continue our coverage of the 2018 New York Film Festival. I'll be attending more NYFF screenings for the next week and a half, with capsule reviews here and also full-length reviews for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and the Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs this weekend. Overall, it's been pretty good. I’ve liked a lot of the films shown so far, and my favorite is Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War (The 300 Week 38).

Next weekend I’ll catch a few movies at the 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, which runs from Thursday, October 11 to Thursday, October 18. I will see at least four of the films at BHFF this year, though I’ll make an effort to check out a few more if I can make some time.

As of this writing, I have 40 movies left to go. My eyes. My beautiful, sore eyes.

And so, onward.

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