Why The New York Times felt the need to take this moment to reflect on the best cinema of our still-young century is anyone’s guess. My suspicion is that they are just starved for content during the summer months, traditionally the worst time for serious-minded moviegoers, although there are some promising films on the horizon, including […]Read More The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century…So Far…
It’s taken five years for Michael Haneke to return to Cannes, and the festival has been abuzz with speculation that he might be headed for a record-setting Palme #3.Read More Funnier Games
In Yorgos’ Lanthimos’ second English-language feature, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” a successful cardiologist and his picture postcard family are up against the furies.Read More Euripides? Eumenides!
It’s always difficult living in the shadow of a famous parent, but what if that parent isn’t exactly the genius you always thought he was? That question hugs the core of Noah Baumbach’s star-studded “Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”.Read More All Happy Families Are Alike
Two years after “White God,” Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó is back with “Jupiter’s Moon,” a supernatural thriller that tackles Europe’s refugee crisis. Three years have elapsed since Ruben Östlund’s breakthrough domestic drama “Force Majeure”; the Swedish filmmaker’s follow-up, “The Square,” shows that it was worth the wait.Read More Levitating Refugees and Exploding Beggars
Why day two at Cannes left me feeling “Loveless” and “Wonderstruck.”Read More Missing People
A year after his rapturously-received “My Golden Days,” French auteur Arnaud Desplechin opened the 70th Cannes Festival with “Ismael’s Ghosts.”Read More Cannes Kicks Off With Phantoms, Spies & Lots of Whiskey