Oscar 2018: Best Picture–Ranking the Nominees

No matter what happens on Sunday, March 4, when the Oscar telecast takes place, Fox Searchlight will emerge triumphant, because they have the two frontrunners in the race.

Cannes Film Fest 2017: Lea Mysius’ Ava

  The Critics’ Week sidebar showcased the debut of a gifted French helmer, Léa Mysius, whose film Ava charts the summer of a teenager, played by the actress Noée Abita, who learns how to contain personal demons and meets challenges. Ava says something about a generation facing the fear of a bleak future, said Tesson. […]

Cannes Film Fest 2017: Tehran Taboo

The lineup of this 56th edition of Critics’ Week shows a definite political tendency with several films dealing with social and political issues. A politically charged works to compete at Critics’ Week is an animated feature, Ali Soozandeh’s Tehran Taboo, which shows an uncompromising portrait of life in Teheran, a city where basic civil liberties […]

Cannes Film Fest 2017: Sicilian Ghost Story

The Cannes Film Fest’s Critics’ Week, a small, selective section dedicated to first and second films, will open with Sicilian Ghost Story from Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, the Italian directors who made Salvo.

Shock Waves: Diary of My Mind–French Tale of Comlex Teacher-Student Relationship

Made for Swiss TV, Ursula Meier’s fact-inspired drama, Shock Waves: Diary of My Mind, which world premiered at the 2018 Berlin Film Fest, centers on an unusual complex and intimate instructor-student relationship. It tells the story of a French literature teacher forced to reexamine her teaching methods and responsibilities when one of her students commits […]