Michael Haneke is up to his old tricks in "Happy End," a movie that finds the chilly Austrian maestro returning to obsessions that have haunted his earlier work — from cultural nihilism to bourgeois…
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There’s no place to call home for China’s migrant workers in “Walking Past the Future,” a bleak exposé on how the country’s land shortage and economic downturn impacts more than just one generation…
We all know how Joan of Arc's story ends: in a blaze of glory. But how did her 15th-century campaign to liberate France begin? That's where Bruno Dumont's "Jeannette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc"…
As Barbet Schroeder well knows, there are times when only the word "evil" properly conveys the insidious nature of intolerance and carnage robed in the trappings of power.
Defiantly independent French director Philippe Garrel continues to question how to love, be loved and overcome the inevitable disappointment when betrayal occurs in "Lover for a Day," an alluring and…
The callousness of (un)civil society, together with police repulsiveness, is a subject needing to be constantly re-mined, yet the chilly mise-en-scène lessens the impact.
The richness of fairy tales and the obscenity of Mafia control are evocatively woven together in this superb follow-up to 2013's Critics' Week prizewinner "Salvo."
Silver screen icon and committed feminist Claudia Cardinale, who's being celebrated by the 70th Cannes Film Festival, has been breaking the mold of the submissive sex symbol for six decades. Born in…
Longtime favorites like La Mere Besson may have disappeared, but plenty of new restaurants have sprung up to feed hungry festivalgoers. Here are a few of the newer options for drinking and dining…
The 100th feature by genre master Takashi Miike transcends conventions of Japanese swordplay films with both fantasy and graphic violence.
A meta-film in which Jeanne Balibar, refreshingly unaffected, is an actress playing French singer Barbara in a film made by an obsessed director.