our editor recommends New York Film Festival 2013: 13 Movies to Know The intense film, which stars Tom Hanks as the titular captain of a U.S. container ship that was hijacked off the Somali coast in 2009, was introduced with great fanfare — highlighted by the attendance of not only Greengrass, Hanks and the film’s principal Somali actors, but also Capt. Richard Phillips himself (before whom Hanks knelt to kiss his hand), a number of the men who worked alongside him on the MV Maersk Alabama and several uniformed U.S. Navy personnel who came to his rescue aboard the USS Bainbridge. FILM REVIEW: Captain Phillips At its conclusion, the film received a prolonged ovation — which turned into a standing ovation once a spotlight was placed on Greengrass and the Somali actors in a box above the rest of the audience (Hanks had to leave early) — from a crowd that included Sony Classics co-chiefs Michael Barker and Tom Bernard; the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Argo Chris Terrio, who’s writing a script for Greengrass now; and the Oscar-nominated actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste, who starred in Greengrass’ 1999 TV film The Murder of Stephen Lawrence; and writer-director James Toback. The general sentiment among New Yorkers at the screening and the Harvard Club after-party — at which Greengrass and particularly the Somali actors were the center of attention — was that the film has a strong shot at scoring a best picture Oscar nomination and an even stronger shot at bringing Hanks his first acting Oscar nom in 13 years, particular for his work during the final minutes of the film, which left much of the audience in tears. Rose Kuo, the executive director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, noted during her pre-screening remarks that the fest seems to have a thing for movies about men experiencing problems aboard boats: last year’s edition opened with the world premiere of Life of Pi and this year’s, in addition to opening with Captain Phillips, will include a screening of All Is Lost, another example of the sub-genre. This was also the second New York Film Festival opening night screening in the last four years to come courtesy of Sony Pictures and producers Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael DeLuca, whose last collaboration was the 2010 film The Social Network, which went on to be nominated for eight Oscars and won three. Other recent openers have included About Schmidt (2002), Mystic River (2003), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and The Queen (2006), which all went on to receive major Academy recognition, as well. This is the first New York Film Festival in 26 years that was not coordinated by Richard Pena. He was succeeded at the end of last year’s fest by Kent Jones.
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Wins are going to be hard to come by from here on out. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The Jets must travel to the Georgia Dome this week; a place where Matt Ryan is 34-6 in his career. Unfortunately, New York has little to no chance of making the postseason for the first time in three seasons this year. The Jets may be off to a respectable 2-2 start, but the team’s schedule over the next two months is brutal. New York must visit Atlanta, Cincinnati and Baltimore , and it has home games against the Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins all before Week 14. The combined records of New York’s remaining opponents is 25-22. In fact, if you take away the team’s next two games against the 1-3 Atlanta Falcons and the winless Pittsburgh Steelers , the remaining record of New York’s opponents is a ridiculous 24-15. With a solid defense, the Jets should manage to stay competitive against even the toughest of competition, but it’s difficult to see them winning more than six or seven games. The 2013 Jets may be a team that is better than its final record suggests. 2. The Jets turnover differential could be the worst in the league. Gang Green could easily be 4-0 if it wasn’t for one thingturnovers. With at least a pair of turnovers in every game, rookie Geno Smith has given the ball away an unfathomable 11 times a quarter way through the season. That translates to a record-breaking 44 turnovers over a 16-game season. Smith’s decision-making is subpar, to say the least, and he consistently underthrows his receivers deep. He may be a rookie, but he needs to take care of the ball if he is to maintain his starting job over the duration of the season. Additionally, New York’s defense may be a solid unit, but it fails to pressure the opposing team into turning the ball over. The Jets have managed just two takeaways through the first four games, despite facing rookie EJ Manuel and turnover-prone Josh Freeman in two of those contests. The Jets turnover differential currently sits at negative-nine, just one ahead of the Steelers for last in the league. Don’t be surprised if they dethrone Pittsburgh from the last spot by the end of the year. 3. New York’s run defense may be the best in the NFL .