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May 12, 2016, 3:20pm EDT
  • May 14, 2019

    Why the Cannes Film Festival matters (and how to pronounce it)

    Cannes plays host to the most prestigious film festival in the world. There's a reason.

  • December 21, 2017

    In tense horror film Happy End, the lurking monster is privilege

    The Cannes premiere sets chilling multigenerational sociopathy against a surprising backdrop: the European migrant crisis.

  • October 27, 2017

    The Square's high-concept comedy targets both the art world and the social contract

    Uncomfortable and hilarious, the critically praised satirical film asks what we owe one another.

  • October 20, 2017

    In The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a Greek myth becomes a family’s descent into hell

    The director of The Lobster twists the myth of Iphigenia into a cautionary tale for the careless.

  • October 18, 2017

    Kids deserve great films. Wonderstruck is an excellent one, from Carol director Todd Haynes.

    The film, which just debuted at Cannes and premieres in the US this fall, is stunning no matter your age.

  • October 13, 2017

    Adam Sandler shines in Netflix’s The Meyerowitz Stories. (Really!)

    Noah Baumbach may be American cinema's greatest chronicler of family dysfunction, and his newest film may be one of his best entries in the genre.

  • October 5, 2017

    The Florida Project, set in a cheap motel near Disney, is one of the best films of the year.

    Tangerine director Sean Baker tells truly devastating stories while exposing how darkly funny the American appetite for excess really is.

  • June 22, 2017

    In The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola masterfully blends suspense, comedy, and revenge

    Vengeance meets Southern Gothic frippery in the director’s terrific new film.

  • June 3, 2017

    Cannes 2017: how the world’s biggest, glitziest film festival dealt with political unrest

    Escaping politics is impossible, even at a film festival. The movies took a big-picture approach.

  • June 2, 2017

    10 standout movies from Cannes 2017 to watch for

    From American comedies to Russian tragedies, these are the films that are bound to make waves in the year ahead.

  • May 31, 2017

    Why Netflix sparked a big controversy at Cannes

    Boos for the company’s logo in theaters and ongoing arguments in the streets expose two ways of thinking about the movies.

  • May 30, 2017

    Jessica Chastain on women’s roles at Cannes: “it was quite disturbing to me, to be honest”

    The actress wants more films where women have “their own point of view.”

  • May 21, 2017

    Two new road trip documentaries from Cannes paint moving portraits of France and the US

    Both films deliver self-referential examinations of the countries themselves and the hearts that beat beneath them.

  • May 19, 2017

    Cannes 2017: Netflix’s Okja is a bonkers corporate satire starring Tilda Swinton and a superpig

    The surprisingly touching new film about factory farming, from Snowpiercer director Bong Joon Ho, premiered to acclaim and controversy.

  • May 12, 2016

    Cannes's famous standing ovations and jeering boos don’t actually mean that much

    They're just offshoots of the festival's particular culture.

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