New York Film Festival 2014 #2: Ethan Hawke's Sweet Debut, the Dardennes' Latest & More

September 24, 2014 6:21 AM

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New York Film Festival 2014 #2: Ethan Hawke's Sweet Debut, the Dardennes' Latest & More

The official launch for the New York Film Festival begins on September 26 with the world premiere of David Fincher's Gone Girl. They're in luck; the early reviews are raves. And the critic screenings are in overdrive with three or four movies playing during the day for over a week now. So there's a lot to catch up on and a lot to see. Here are two very good documentaries and two dramas. Only one may be truly great at first blush but they're all worthwhile in one way or another.

Director Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated film The Act Of Killing is one of the brashest, strangest, downright surreal films of recent years. It looks at the bizarre and unsettling facts of Indonesia, where under cover of the fight against communism a massive genocide took place in the 1960s. Th...

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