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Cannes 2020: Festival Officially Cancels Physical Edition, Unveils Other Plans

The Cannes Film Festival has officially canceled its physical edition for 2020. Originally scheduled to begin this week, those plans were halted in March due to the global pandemic, with the hope that the festival could still be held at...

Review: PARASITE Burrows in Deep, but You Won't Want it Out

For every Host, there must be a Parasite. Since his debut Barking Dogs Never Bite 19 years ago, Bong Joon-ho's works have always resisted easy classification. Within stories that stray from one genre to the next, surprising things tend to...

Cannes 2019 Review: THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL, Ma Dong-seok Pummels His Way through Rip-Roaring Korean Thriller

The gangster drama and serial killer thriller join hands and chow down on steroids in the by-the-numbers but thoroughly enjoyable and gleefully violent Cannes midnight selection The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil. Burly Korean leading man and future MCU actor...

Cannes 2017 Review: THE MERCILESS Punches Up Familiar Gangster Tale

After helming a low-key music drama (The Beat Goes On) and a romantic comedy (Whatcha Wearin'?), director Byun Sung-hyun finally shows off what may be his true colors in the brash and confident half gangster thriller, half prison drama The...

PATERSON Trailer Premiere: Jim Jarmusch's lyrical drama is transporting

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, a lyrical drama that pivots around a bus driver who moonlights as a poet, looks uniquely intriguing even from his earlier works; which, if you think about it, is only the filmmaker being consistent. In the case...

First RAW Clips Give Us Something to Chew On

One of the standout films at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival was Julia Ducaurnau's French campus, coming of age cannibal flick, Raw.  The assured and unflinching debut had viewers scrambling for the exits  to go off and write good things about...

Cannes 2016 Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN, A Zombie Thrillride With Social Bite

For his live-action debut Train to Busan, indie animation director Yeon Sang-ho, whose films The King of Pigs and The Fake have drawn international acclaim, has taken the zombie thriller, stuck it into the claustrophobic confines of a train, and...

Na Hong-jin's Blistering Thriller THE WAILING Gets US Trailer And Release Date

Ahead of its premiere this month at the Cannes Film Festival, Na Hong-jin's The Wailing, his follow-up to The Chaser and The Yellow Sea, has been picked up for North American distribution by Well Go USA, which just launched the...

Hypnotic & Freaky International Trailer For Park Chan-wook's THE HANDMAIDEN

We've already seen a few promos for Park Chan-wook's Cannes-bound The Handmaiden but this new international trailer really delivers the goods. Hypnotic, weird and gorgeous, the film looks to offer what we love about the flimmaker's style in spades, but...

Euro Beat: Cannes Unveils Slew of Exciting European Films On The Horizon

Also in today's Euro Beat: The Jean Luc-Godard video/collage/letter/whats-it that you must watch, Transylvania becomes a haven for Czech and Slovak Cinema and the latest European box office news!...

Cannes 2014 Review: THE SEARCH, A Solid Lob Right Down The Middle

Somebody remind Michel Hazanavicius that he already has the Oscar. Because it seems that the raison d'être for the French director's multi-lingual, morally hectoring war drama is solely to add some weight to his effervescent filmography. To bolster his standing as...

Cannes 2014 Review: SELF MADE, Funny, Savage, And Smart

Shira Geffen made a splash in 2007 with her debut Jellyfish, a film she co-directed with her husband, writer Etgar Keret. This time Geffen is going solo, and though she may not have many credits on her resume, her confidence...

Cannes 2014 Review: LOST RIVER, Or Ryan Gosling's Memorably Weird Thesis Film

The answer to the question can Ryan Gosling direct is a resounding 'Sort of.' Lost River is an unwieldy mess of a film, all over the place, scatterbrained, entropic. You could even go so far as to call it an...

Cannes 2014 Review: GIRLHOOD Challenges Expectations From Its Very First Moments

Girlhood (Bande des Filles) quite literally kicks off to a running start. In the first second in the very first shot, a rush of decked-out football players come hurtling head-on directly at the camera. Backed by thumping, synth-heavy electropop, we follow...

Cannes 2014 Review: In THE WONDERS, The Stings of Adolescence

The Wonders (Le meraviglie) is a poetic realist portrait of painful adolescence. Director Alice Rohrwacher tells a slight coming of age tale infused with melancholy, hardship but not without a sense of beauty. Gone is the Italy of opulence and...

Cannes 2014 Review: A HARD DAY Is Easy-To-Love Genre Cinema

If you feel that tough genre fare in Korea has been spinning its wheels of late, you're not alone. While generally well made, the élan of yesteryear's hardboiled Korean thrillers has recently been replaced by a growing sense of familiarity...

Cannes 2014 Preview: The Official Competition

So far we've looked at the films playing in the various sidebars and co-selections, but today is the big day, today kicks off the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival, and we're going to mark it with a look at...

Cannes 2014 Preview: Un Certain Regard and Midnight Screenings

ScreenAnarchy's Cannes coverage continues, today with a look at our most anticipated films in the Un Certain Regard banner, and throwing in two midnight screenings as well. The Un Certain Regard section was created in 1978, in part to give some...

Cannes 2013: ScreenAnarchy Says Au Revoir with All Our Reviews and Top Picks

It's always a melancholy feeling saying farewell to another year of the Cannes Film Festival wraps up for another year. It was a particularly excellent year for films on the Croisette and you'll be reading plenty more about them...

Cannes 2013 Review: Asghar Farhadi's THE PAST Is An Intense, Mesmerizing Excavation Of Secrets And Lies

Those who saw Asghar Farhadi's previous film A Separation already know that though the Iranian filmmaker specializes in two-plus hour family dramas, his movies are as intense and absorbing as any thriller out there. Like the aforementioned film, The Past...