We say it every year over the course of Oscar season, as we puzzle over the quirks and oversights of the Academy's choices: Actors and filmmakers are not critics. We don't say it enough at Cannes.
The final awards ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival has concluded, with veteran British filmmaker Ken Loach winning the second Palme d’Or of his career for the impassioned protest drama “I…
There are two kinds of underdog boxing drama: those that end in against-all-odds glory, and those that end, happily or otherwise, in upheld underdog status.
Finnish boxing biopic "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki" scored a knockout in this year’s Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival, beating 17 other titles to take the top…
You've never seen a rape-revenge fantasy quite like "Elle," not least because the rape, revenge and fantasy components of that subgenre have never been quite so fascinatingly disarranged.
As cuttingly observed as it is pristinely composed, the film marks a step up from the Coulins' already considerable 2011 debut.
An elegantly mounted but effortfully cryptic foray into narrative filmmaking from promising Italian docmaker Alessandro Comodin.
A film that skilfully makes us feel precisely what we expect to feel from moment to moment, up to and including the long-forestalled waterworks.
"This film is not about him," a title card declares — a taunting "gotcha" punchline indicative of the tone to follow — right after "Psycho Raman" opens with a potted biography of Raman Raghav, the…
An unconvincing, autumn-clothed youth-in-peril thriller so in thrall to Terrence Malick's 'Badlands' that even the cadence of its title seems a homage.
Mere minutes into "American Honey," her scrappy, sprawling astonishment of a fourth feature, Andrea Arnold hits the audience with a song choice almost too perfect to work.