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A Conversation With Director Joachim Trier at Cannes about Louder Than Bombs

Karin Badt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Joachim Trier's intriguing Louder Than Bombs opens with the birth of a baby, an ecstatic young mother and a thrilled young father: a scene foretelling that, very soon, the concept of the happy family will be put in question.

'Valley of Love' at Cannes: Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu Summoned to Californian Desert by Dead Son

Karin Badt | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

What is most enjoyable in the movie is the Americana kitsch and the setting, filmed from a foreigner's perspective: the Corkscrew Saloon where the couple speak together, the bright supermarket, the hotel pool area and -- especially -- the landscapes of Death Valley.

Live from the Marrakech Film Festival: Ritesh Batra on Jury Duty

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sitting in a courtyard on the grounds of La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, filmmaker Ritesh Batra admits that one of the best parts of being a member of the jury for the competition at the Marrakech International Film Festival is actually getting the chance to watch movies.

Live From the Marrakech Film Festival: Dec. 6

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had never been invited to dine with royalty before I arrived at the Marrakech International Film Festival. Sundance, you've got a lot to live up to.

Putin's Precedent and Other Topics

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

A Sunday broadcast on Canal Plus treated me, for the umpteenth time, to the spectacle of the National Front presenting itself as the Mr. Clean of French politics. In response, I refer readers to investigative work demonstrating that the contrary is true.

Life-changing: Catherine Breillat's Abuse of Weakness at DIFF

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

A natural-born fighter, in 2004, fate handed Breillat the fight of her life. She suffered a massive stroke that left her paralyzed on one side of her body, with difficult rehabilitation ahead and many more trials and tribulations to come.

Actor Sam Rockwell Takes A Single Shot

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.

Blanchett, Huppert Shine as Murderous Maids

Joyce Morgan | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

Mirror, mirror on the wall, Genet's The Maids is surely among the most bizarre plays of all. Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert are the murderous, incestuous maids who use and abuse each other as they indulge their increasingly violent fantasies.

All Time Oscars: The 10 Best Actresses in a Leading Role

Jon Eig | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

When I sat down to compile my list of the all time greatest performances by an actress in a lead role, I went through all the steps I had gone through when putting together the other acting lists.

Why Amour Deserved to Win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Anis Shivani | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Anis Shivani

This is a film of slant lights and gray finickiness that always recalls, in every slight gesture, both the inconclusive happy world outside and that of the youthful past, even as it threatens every moment to erupt into absolute darkness and hostility.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Michael Haneke on Amour

Dan Persons | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Amour is not the most gripping, devastating, insightful film you'll see this year. It may be the most gripping, devastating, insightful film you'll see ever.

BFF Oscar-Nominee Amour Opens Today in New York, Los Angeles

Michael Vazquez | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Simply put, Michael Haneke's Amour is an instant, harrowing classic about one of the most important issues of our time.

NYFF50 Screens 2013 Oscar Nominee Amour

Michael Vazquez | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

The instances in which she must lean on him depict a heroic dance of coupledom -- burdensome though it may be. There are several such scenes and they are dually painful and beautiful.

The Body: Double Feature

Kevin Sessums | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Kevin Sessums

I went to back-to-back screenings on Monday night in New York City that combined to make a very interesting double feature, each playing off the other in moving and intricate ways.

Cannes 2012: Isabelle Huppert in Hong Sangsoo's 'In Another Country'

Karin Badt | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I never thought I would have Isabelle Huppert burn-out, considering she is a favorite actress, but Hong Sangsoo's new film In Another Country , here at Cannes, drove me to the limit.

Cannes 2012: Michael Haneke's 'Love' Sweeps Audience Away

Karin Badt | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The film -- as the title suggests -- is a testimony to love. It is one of my favorite films at the festival -- and clearly a great hit with the public.

White Material

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hellin Kay

I tend to gravitate towards films like this -- poetically paced, emotionally unnerving, raw and politically charged.

Paris is No Paradise: Benoit Jacquot's "Villa Amalia" with Isabelle Huppert

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Nothing sad about lack!" Jacquot grinned. "If we weren't always lacking, we would not always be desiring.

Cannes Wrap Up: What Journalists are Saying

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Fish Tank tells the story of an alienated adolescent girl fighting her way to have an identity with a mother who hates her and a peer group which shuns her.

CANNES FASHION 2009: Vote For Best And Worst (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style