Godfrey Cheshire is a film critic, journalist and filmmaker based in New York City. A native of North Carolina, he co-founded Raleigh’s Spectator Magazine and began writing film criticism professionally in 1978. After moving to New York in 1991, he served for a decade as chief film critic for New York Press; his writings have also appeared in The New York Times, Variety, Film Comment, The Village Voice, Interview, Cineaste and other publications. He has also won three Arts Criticism awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Cheshire’s areas of special interest include Iranian film, the conversion to digital cinema and cinematic representations of the American South. He is a former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle and a member of the National Society of Film Critics.
A preview of an exhaustive program on Iranian Cinema at MOMA in October and November 2023.
A curtain raiser for a very promising NYFF.
On a Jean Eustache film series now playing in NYC and coming soon to the Siskel Film Center in Chicago.
On three films that played at NYFF from legendary directors: Jafar Panahi, Cristian Mungiu, and Laura Poitras.
A fest opening dispatch that includes thoughts on the Opening Night film, Noah Baumbach's White Noise.
Thoughts on the best of the New York Film Festival, including Joel Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
A review of three documentaries that played at NYFF 2020.