Cannes Film Fest 2019: Gender Gap in Thriller Genre

The gender gap between male and female filmmakers is most evident in the thriller genre.

Cannes Film Fest 2019: Velvet Underground, Haynes’ First Documentary

In the first secret project to hit the Croisette, buyers will get to see footage from an untitled Todd Haynes documentary about seminal rock group The Velvet Underground. Footage from the music-themed film, which marks Haynes’ first documentary, will be screened Thursday afternoon at the Cinema Olympia in Cannes and is expected to ignite a […]

Cannes Film Fest 2019: Labaki’s Jury Spreads Un Certain Regard Prizes

Brazilian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz was the big winner in tonight’s Un Certain Regard awards, when his well acted melodrama The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão received the top prize from jury president Nadine Labaki. The “Capernaum” director and her fellow jurors demonstrated eclectic taste in the ceremony, ultimately handing honors to 8 of the 18 […]

Cannes Film Fest 2019: Out of Competition, Special Screenings, Midnight Seies

OUT OF COMPETITION “The Best Years of a Life” (Claude Lelouche) “Alive and Know It” (or “Être vivant et le savoir”) (Alain Cavalier) “Diego Maradona” (Asif Kapadia) “La Belle Époque” (Nicolas Bedos) “Rocketman” (Dexter Fletcher) “Too Old to Die Young–North of Hollywood, West of Hell” (Nicolas Winding Refn) MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS “The Gangster, the Cop, the […]

Felicite: Alain Gomis’s Touching Chronicle of Single Mom and Nightclub Singer

Bursting at the seams with energy, Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis’s Berlin festival prizewinner immerses us in the sights and sounds of Kinshasa while loosely chronicling the day-to-day travails of the eponymous single-mom and nightclub-chanteuse.