Even from home, this year’s New York Film Festival was a virtual celebration of cinema’s power

Kim Min-hee and Song Seon-mi in Hong Sang-soo's movie "The Woman Who Ran."
Kim Min-hee and Song Seon-mi in Hong Sang-soo’s movie “The Woman Who Ran.” (Cinema Guild)

In the very last scene of Hong Sang-soo’s “The Woman Who Ran,” a character does something that briefly filled me with envy: She walks into a movie theater, sits down and loses herself in the image playing on the screen.

It’s a simple, exquisite moment in a picture full of them, but it feels particularly emblematic of the special longing produced by the just-concluded 58th New York Film Festival. Under normal circumstances, this lovely latest feature from the prolific Hong, a NYFF regular, would have played in a theater itself — specifically, one of the festival’s signature Lincoln Center venues, the Walter Reade Theater and Alice Tully Hall. Instead, with the pandemic still raging and the festival having gone mostly virtual, “The Woman Who Ran” played at drive-in venues in New York and on home

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Breaking down Astros’ Carlos Correa’s home run celebration

Carlos Correa already has hit four home runs in the Astros’ five playoff games this postseason, and each one has come with a show as he’s rounded the bases.

When he hit a walk-off home run to the beat the Yankees in Game 2 of last year’s American League Championship Series, he exhorted a sold-out Minute Maid Park crowd as he left the batter’s box, cupping his right hand to his ear, urging them to bring even more noise.

He’s adapted that same gesture in the playoffs this season, doing it along with third-base coach Omar Lopez whenever he makes the turn for home.


“With no fans in the stands this year, I decided to do it rounding third with the coach at third base,” Correa said after his home run celebration in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against Oakland. “Just kind of like make it my

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