Reviews

'Future World': Film Review
Sat, 26 May 2018 15:50:11 +0000

James Franco co-directs and stars in 'Future World,' a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller also featuring Milla Jovovich, Snoop Dogg and Lucy Liu.

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'Mirai' ('Mirai, My Little Sister'): Film Review | Cannes 2018
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:26:26 +0000

A little boy adjusts to the presence of his new baby sister in 'Mirai,' the latest animated feature from writer-director Hosoda Mamoru who made 'Wolf Children.'

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'Ibiza': Film Review
Thu, 24 May 2018 21:24:07 +0000

Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson play friends on a sex- and drugs-filled Spanish vacation in the raunchy comedy 'Ibiza.'

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'In Darkness': Film Review
Thu, 24 May 2018 20:13:26 +0000

Natalie Dormer plays a blind woman who becomes involved in a murder in 'In Darkness,' a thriller she co-scripted with director Anthony Byrne.

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'How Long Will I Love You': Film Review
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:11:37 +0000

Su Lun's Shanghai-set romance 'How Long Will I Love You' uses a rift in time to bring unlikely lovers together.

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'Anote's Ark': Film Review
Thu, 24 May 2018 16:52:43 +0000

Matthieu Rytz's award-winning documentary 'Anote's Ark' profiles the climate-change crisis confronting the Pacific island nation of Kiribati.

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'Heavy Trip' ('Hevi Reiussu'): Film Review
Thu, 24 May 2018 10:35:19 +0000

The hometown heavy metal band Impaled Rektum grabs its chance at greatness and heads from Finland to a concert in Norway in 'Heavy Trip,' a spoof written and directed by first-timers Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren.

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'The Storm Within' ('Les Parents Terribles'): Film Review
Wed, 23 May 2018 22:49:42 +0000

Jean Cocteau's 'The Storm Within' (1948), adapted from his own play and starring Jean Marais, gets its first American theatrical release.

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'Black Water': Film Review
Wed, 23 May 2018 21:17:20 +0000

Jean-Claude Van Damme gets imprisoned on a submarine in Pasha Patriki's actioner 'Black Water.'

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'Le Grand Bal': Film Review | Cannes 2018
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:09:21 +0000

French director Laetitia Carton's documentary 'Le Grand Bal,' which premiered in Cannes as part of the Cinema de la plage section, explores an annual dance event in France.

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'Chris the Swiss': Film Review | Cannes 2018
Tue, 22 May 2018 16:30:39 +0000

Swiss director Anja Kofmel revisits the wild life and strange death of her war reporter cousin with an innovative blend of animation and documentary in 'Chris the Swiss.'

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Todd McCarthy: Despite Doubts and Doldrums, Cannes Comes Through
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:00:00 +0000

After a sluggish start, this year's fest shone through the cloud of pessimism with some strong, timely, provocative films — suggesting that those proclaiming Cannes "over" had spoken too soon.

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'A Violent Desire for Joy' ('Un violent desir de bonheur'): Film Review | Cannes 2018
Sun, 20 May 2018 15:48:39 +0000

French director Clement Schneider casts 'My Golden Days' star Quentin Dolmaire as a monk during the French Revolution in 'A Violent Desire for Joy,' a Cannes ACID premiere.

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'The Pluto Moment' ('Ming Wang Xing Shi Ke'): Film Review | Cannes 2018
Sun, 20 May 2018 08:06:01 +0000

Chinese cineaste Zhang Ming's 'The Pluto Moment,' about a filmmaker's struggle to find financing and inspiration in the countryside, bowed in Directors' Fortnight.

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'The Wild Pear Tree' ('Ahlat Agaci'): Film Review | Cannes 2018
Sat, 19 May 2018 09:12:37 +0000

Generations collide in 'The Wild Pear Tree,' a coming-of-age story from Cannes Palme d’Or laureate Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

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