France – first-look review

Bruno Dumont’s latest opens with the film’s title, in white text on a black background: “France”. Then a shot of the French flag, and a pan down to Léa Seydoux, who stars as a television

David Squires on… Space Jam 2 and other sport movie reboots

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Fear Street Part Three: 1666

Leigh Janiak ends her “Fear Street” movies with a triumphant finale, and a sizable spoiler warning. Given the plotting of this trilogy, to talk about “Fear Street Part Three: 1666” in much detail feels like

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Space Jam 2: A New Legacy opens with a teenaged LeBron James getting dropped off at a basketball game his mother is unable to attend. He enters the gym downtrodden but is soon perked up

Titane – first-look review

Prior to the Cannes premiere of Julia Ducournau’s second feature film Titane, only a few details were made public. One was an intriguing log line that’s been kicking around for a while now: “Following a

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Cannes 2021: Rehana Maryam Noor, Evolution, The Story of Film: A New Generation

Despite the differences this year at the Cannes Film Festival, one thing remains the same: it is one of the most diverse film events anywhere in the world. Take three movies that I was lucky

Flag Day – first-look review

Once, a few years ago, I was having breakfast with a couple, friends of a friend, who were complete strangers to me, when the boyfriend announced, loud enough for the next booth to hear, that

Cannes 2021: Flag Day, Compartment No. 6, The Divide

The last time Sean Penn competed in Cannes with a feature he directed, he did so with “The Last Face” (2016), a movie that, in chronicling a romance between two aid workers in war-torn Africa,

Shot by Shot with Marvel’s ‘What If…?’ Trailer

Welcome to Shot by Shot, our ongoing series of movie and TV trailer breakdowns. We’re constantly scouring for perfect shots, and in this column, we share our favorites and discuss them. In this entry, we

Benedetta – first-look review

One of the most hotly-anticipated films at Cannes in 2021 is a two-time holdover; Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta was initially mooted for a 2019 premiere at the festival, but was pushed back a year due to

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