Tag: cannes

Cannes 2024 Review: THE SUBSTANCE, One of the Year's Best Genre Movies

Without much expectation – because Revenge, director Coralie Fargeat's debut film, wasn’t as thrilling to me as to most genre cinema specialists – I went to a night screening of The Substance at the Cannes International Film Festival. The decision...

Cannes 2024 Review: UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE, A Triumph for Canadian Cinema

Canadian filmmaker Matthew Rankin directs and stars in his new Winnipeg-set, Farsi-language comedy feature.

Cannes 2024 Review: SANTOSH, Damning Portrait of Indian Police Brutality

Shahana Goswami and Sunita Rajwar star in Sandhya Suri's Hindi-language, British-Indian film about female cops.

Friday One Sheet: THE SUBSTANCE

This buzzy body horror picture out of Cannes, is the sophomore feature from Coralie Fargeat, whose blood-splattered Revenge was a hit on the festival circuit in 2017. The Substance had a much more disturbing and visceral bit of key art, one that seems to...

Cannes 2024 Review: THE GIRL WITH THE NEEDLE, A Potent Period Drama

One of the first nominees for the Palme d’or that was presented this year at the Cannes International Film Festival was The Girl with the Needle (Pigen med nålen), a great Danish drama, shot in black and white, set at...

Cannes 2024 Review: In THE SECOND ACT, Quentin Dupieux Continues to Amuse

Quentin Dupieux’s new film The Second Act (Le deuxième acte) opened the 77th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. It’s noteworthy that it’s a Netflix co-production and, although this could mean that Dupieux eventually reaches many more people, there’s...

Cannes 2024 Review: MOST PEOPLE DIE ON SUNDAYS, Affecting Funeral Drama Marred By Slow Pace

Personal, vaguely auto-fictional stories are de rigueur for first-time filmmakers, especially actors turning directors.Iair Said, seen in last year’s The Delinquents, makes an undistinguished debut after trying his hand at a couple of shorts.   Increasingly, subjects of coming-of-age tales...

Cannes 2024 Review: HOLY COW, French Cheese-Making Dramedy Is a Finely Crafted Debut Feature

Louise Courvoisier directed. A brash young man is humbled by provincial life.

Cannes 2024 Review: IT DOESN'T MATTER, A Black Man Comes of Age in Modern America

Jay Will and Christopher Abbott star as best friends in Josh Mond's second feature film after his 2015 debut, 'James White.'

Friday One Sheet: CREATURA

The 'polaroid' style one-sheet is a particular favourite of mine. As you can see below for Elena Martín's Cannes fêted Creatura, it allows room for pull quotes at the top, a well-kerned title below the image, and an ample credit block that...

Cannes 2023 Review: THE DELINQUENTS, Sensationally Entertaining Bank-Heist Dramedy

Daniel Elías and Esteban Bigliardi star as bank colleagues who rob their employer in Rodrigo Moreno's Argentinian comedy drama.

Cannes 2023 Review: THE OLD OAK, Exploitative Racism Melodrama Is An Embarrassment

British director Ken Loach unveiled the final film of his decades-long career at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes 2023 Review: KIDNAPPED, Vatican Scandal Grippingly Dramatized

Director Marco Bellocchio tells a historical drama about a boy forcibly taken from his Jewish family and raised as a Catholic.

Cannes 2023 Review: ANATOMY OF A FALL, Underwhelming Palme d'Or Winner

Sandra Hüller stars in a courtroom drama, directed by French filmmaker Justine Triet.

Cannes 2023 Review: IN OUR DAY, Luminous Korean Miniature

Prolific Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo premieres his 30th film in the Director's Fortnight section at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes 2023 Review: INSIDE THE YELLOW COCOON SHELL, Extraordinary Debut Feature

First-time Vietnamese filmmaker Pham Thien An unspooled his stunning feature in the Director's Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes 2023 Review: ABOUT DRY GRASSES, Turkish Drama Is Too Profound By Half

Nuri Bilge Ceylan returns with his seventh consecutive Cannes Competition entry, another sprawling three-hour plus drama about the human condition.

Friday One Sheet: ASTEROID CITY

Earlier, a trio of character posters was released for Wes Anderson's latest, Asteroid City. They are all very similar, with the Pantone-teal sky and rocket-man in the background. I will focus on the one that has Scarlett Johansson kitted out...

Cannes 2023 Dispatch: Quentin Tarantino Presents ROLLING THUNDER in 35mm, Talks About Paul Schrader and John Ford

Quentin Tarantino arrived at the Cannes International Film Festival to participate in the activities of the Quinzaine des Cinéastes. For those responsible for this parallel section of the festival, the presence of the Hollywood director meant historical rectification, because more...

Cannes 2023 Review: CLUB ZERO, Dieting Satire Hits Close to Home

Mia Wasikowska stars as a sinister nutrition coach in Jessica Hausner's new film.