Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof's "Lerd" won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival this evening.
Some filmmakers rust during periods of inactivity; Lynne Ramsay arches and tenses, lying in wait like an attack dog.
For me, tweeting praise for a film at Cannes tends to elicit a two-tiered response from excited movie fans far away from the Croisette.
Those already acquainted with the young oeuvre of Benny and Josh Safdie — the multitasking fraternal auteur duo with a joint eye to the social fringes of New York City — may see the title of their…
For how long can a film level-headedly discuss the rules and mechanics of a thriller before becoming something of a thriller itself?
"Nothing is more beautiful than what disappears before our eyes," a character murmurs more than once in "Radiance," a gentle-hearted, quintessentially new-age but fatally cloying new outing from…
If any director should have two films in the official selection at this year's Cannes Film Festival, it may as well be shaggy Korean iconoclast Hong Sangsoo.
It may be the most crowded and party-fueled event on the global film calendar, but the Cannes Film Festival can be an oddly solitary, contemplative experience for attendees outside the inner circle.
Competition is stiff for the title of cinema's most violently harrowing prison drama, and tougher still for the all-time most pummeling boxing movie.
"Mammas, don't let your babies grown up to be cowboys," crooned Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings in the 1970s, and to go by the heartsore heartland portrait painted by Chloé Zhao's "The Rider," it…
What does it take to fight a pandemic? Knowledge, courage and resilience, certainly, but also rough-and-tumble argument, a range of friendships both consoling and abrasive, a healthy sense of gallows…