Jia Zhang-ke discusses the universality of his latest film A Touch of Sin and the depiction of violence in cinema as a political and ideological exercise in our latest podcast from the Cannes Film Festival.
Alec Baldwin and James Toback discuss their Cannes-shot movie biz doc Seduced and Abandoned and Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics weighs in on the Cannes marketplace in this double dose of Daily Buzz.
Nearly a decade after Sideways, a feature that remains an enduring apex in Alexander Payne's career, two men hit the road again in his latest film Nebraska, but that is about where the comparison ends.
Jeremy Saulnier won over his Cannes audience with the Directors Fortnight debut of Blue Ruin, about a vagrant who seeks vengeance for his parents' murder amid the backwoods of Virginia. The story of suspense has a healthy dose of dark humor that struck a chord here.
A light-hearted story of gay cruising that morphs into a much darker tale is a surprise hit in Cannes this week. Alain Guiraudie's Stranger by the Lake screened in the Un Certain Regard section to audience and critical praise.
Nicolas Winding Refn loaded up the violence in his latest film, Only God Forgives, which will have its debut at Cannes on Wednesday night. At an early screening, the Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas starrer divided a large audience with audible boos and applause.
Daily Buzz sat down with Michael Philips of the Chicago Tribune, Logan Hill of the New York Times, and Adam Cook of Mubi for our first Hot Topics roundtable from Cannes. The three critics discussed their overall impressions, favorite films, and most striking movie moments from the first half of the festival.