Film Reviews

‘To Live, To Die, To Live Again’ Review: Gaël Morel’s AIDS-era Drama Doesn’t Break New Ground but Doesn’t Need to Either | Cannes

Can you believe it’s been about a decade since the last major film that addressed HIV and AIDS? For a… Read More

May 28, 2024

‘The Dead Don’t Hurt’ Review: Vicky Krieps Rides High in Viggo Mortensen’s Slow, Sparse Western

The Western is a tricky genre to fully define. Whereas horror movies have to have scares and musicals have to… Read More

May 28, 2024

‘To a Land Unknown’ Review: Mahdi Fleifel’s Thriller about Stranded Palestinian Refugees is Powerful and Unpretentious | Cannes

Mahdi Fleifel's directorial debut in fiction, To a Land Unknown, follows the harrowing journey of Chatila (Mahmood Bakri) and Reda… Read More

May 26, 2024

‘Bird’ Review: Andrea Arnold’s Fable is Salvation in Pure Cinematic Form | Cannes

British filmmaker Andrea Arnold has always been interested in humans: the way they live, love, and carry their wounds through… Read More

May 26, 2024

‘Baby’ Review: Marcelo Caetano’s Coming of Age Story is a Thoughtful Look at Predatory Power | Cannes

Cannes Critics’ Week selection Baby tells the heartbreaking coming-of-age story of a young man desperately in search of a father… Read More

May 24, 2024

‘All We Imagine as Light’ Review: Mumbai Comes Alive in Payal Kapadia’s Complex ‘Little Women’-esque Portrait of Sisterhood | Cannes

Mumbai is alive in Payal Kapadia’s stunning second feature All We Imagine as Light. It’s a boundless shape-shifter, always moving… Read More

May 24, 2024

‘Misericordia’ Review: Alain Guiraudie’s Mines Comedy and Melodrama in Tale of Repression and Loneliness | Cannes

Stranger by the Lake writer-director Alain Guiraudie remixes his favorite themes – loneliness, longing, unrequited love, obsession, secret, crime, coverup… Read More

May 24, 2024

‘Everybody Loves Touda’ Review: Nisrine Erradi’s Nuanced Performance Elevates Nabil Ayouch’s Return to Form | Cannes

For over two decades, Nabil Ayouch has been a dominant force in Moroccan cinema, crafting films that have garnered both… Read More

May 23, 2024

‘Parthenope’ Review: Paolo Sorrentino is Once Again Obsessed with a Great Beauty | Cannes

Parthenope is the coming-of-age story of an impossibly beautiful woman, much as in Giuseppe Tornatore’s Malèna, who turns heads everywhere… Read More

May 23, 2024

‘The Surfer’ Review: Nicolas Cage is at his Unhinged Best in Goofy Tragi-Comic Folly About Toxic Masculinity | Cannes

Irish filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan’s previous film Vivarium explored the horrors of suburban domesticity. His latest, The Surfer, which played out… Read More

May 22, 2024

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