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The New York Film Festival has pulled out the big guns for its Spotlight films. I’m most excited about Mike Mills’s “C’mon, C’mon,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Gaby Hoffman. Mills’s “20th Century Women” is one of my favorite films, as are “Thumbsucker” and “Beginners.” I can’t wait!

The festival has also added the new “Dune,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, plus Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” both of which I feel like I’ve already seen at this point!

Also: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directing debut, “The Lost Daughter,” starring Jessie Buckley, Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson, Paul Mescal, Alba Rohrwacher, and (of course) Peter Sarsgaard.

Plus: Sean Baker’s “Red Rocket,” Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir,” Marco Bellocchio’s “Marx Can Wait,” and several more.

Solid list. Let’s hope most of it can happen in person!


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