"When Marnie Was There," the delicate, evocative new Japanese animated film from Studio Ghibli, does not fall neatly into any conventional narrative category. But that doesn't get in the way of it being visually spectacular.
It's been three years since I talked to French director Jacques Audiard at the Festival de Cannes for his "Rust and Bone," six since I interviewed him about his exceptional, Grand Prize-winning "Un Prophète." When I complimented him on how much his English had improved over time, his reaction was...
The good news about "Tomorrowland" is that, as directed and co-written by the gifted Brad Bird, it's the rare tentpole movie with a sense of adventure, a big summer extravaganza that's eager to do things differently.
It is, film people agree, one of the few indispensable books on the movies.
— So much to talk to Natalie Portman about, so little time.
You may not know it, but the Cannes Film Festival has an official Champagne, and it’s the same brand that’s also the official Champagne of the Academy Awards. Talk about a small world.
CANNES, France — The press-day publicity apparatus that surrounds directors of competition films at the Festival de Cannes is never less than surreal, but it feels especially out of place when the filmmaker in question is Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda.
"Mad Max: Fury Road" will leave you speechless, which couldn't be more appropriate. Words are not really the point when it comes to dealing with this barn-burner of a post-apocalyptic extravaganza in which sizzling, unsettling images are the order of the day.