UPDATED: Sean Penn’s humanitarian romance “The Last Face” is being savaged on Twitter after premiering Friday at the Cannes Film Festival. Commenters on social media are describing the film, which…
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Veteran documentarian Brendan J. Bryne's feature does an excellent job contextualizing this famous chapter for viewers not already steeped in modern Irish history.
In her aces debut feature "Divines", Houda Benyamina has what ought to be a career-making film on her hands.
Pedro Almodovar is tired. The Spanish film icon is double fisting black coffee and water, his eyes look heavy, and he admits that after five days at the Cannes Film Festival, he’s operating on very…
"The Last Laugh" asks the non-musical question—well, unless you're talking about "The Producers"—"Can Nazis and the Final Solution ever be funny? Should [ital] they be joked about?"
CANNES — Ricardo Darin, one of Latin America's biggest marquee draws, will play the president of Argentina in "La Cordillera," directed by Cannes 2015 Critics' Week winner Santiago Mitre ("Paulina")…
CANNES — Italian producer Domenico Procacci's Fandango Sales has taken world sales on pluriprized Colombian director Victor Gaviria's female empowerment drama "The Animal's Wife." Gaviria, who has…
An elegantly mounted but effortfully cryptic foray into narrative filmmaking from promising Italian docmaker Alessandro Comodin.
Amazon Studios has bought domestic rights to “The Dressmaker” with Kate Winslet, Variety has learned. The adaptation of the Rosalie Ham novel screened at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and was a…
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.
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis reunited at this year’s Cannes Film Festival some twenty five years after “Thelma & Louise” sparked a feminist firestorm. The film was a box office success, inspired…