Like the upcoming London Film Festival (which I will be covering first-hand from next week), the New York Film Festival is one of those greatest-hits affairs consisting mainly of cherry-picked successes from previous fests -- with just enough new content to keep it from becoming a residents-only deal.
This year, for example, securing the world premiere of "My Week With Marilyn" (which will be unveiled on Sunday) has attracted enough eyeballs to the NYFF that even its repeats of already-reviewed hits from Cannes, Venice, Toronto and the like prompt flutters of Twitter activity.
I'd love to be in New York to bring you festival views directly -- actually, I'd love to be in New York for many reasons -- but obviously, I am not. Happily, however, Kris and I have seen enough of the NYFF selections between us that we could reasonably fake a festival report if required. It needn't come to that, of course, but for those of you following the festival coverage, what follows is a quick round-up of the NYFF titles we've already reviewed and/or discussed here at In Contention.