Cannes Film Festival

Limonov: The Ballad – first-look review

By Isaac Feldberg

Ben Whishaw rises to the occasion of essaying the poet, provocateur and political dissident Eduard Limonov.

Grand Tour – first-look review

By David Jenkins

A visually ravishing if emotionally and thematically opaque travelogue is the latest from Portuguese maestro, Miguel Gomes.

Lula – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

Oliver Stone's portrait of Brazil's beloved president sadly fails to really capture what it is that makes Lula da Silva such a galvanising political force.

Parthenope – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Paolo Sorrentino, Italy's lustiest working filmmaker, spins a tedious yarn about one woman's otherworldly beauty.

Anora – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A young exotic dancer shacks up with the son of a Russian billionaire, much to the despair of his parents, in Sean Baker's latest down-and-dirty dramedy.

The Apprentice – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Ali Abbasi's attempted takedown of America's previous (and perhaps next) President of the United States, charting his early years under the mentorship of Roy Cohn, lacks the killer instinct.

Universal Language – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

The clashing cultures of Canada and Iran are fused in Matthew Rankin’s dryly comic follow-up to The Twentieth Century.

The Shrouds – first-look review

By David Jenkins

David Cronenberg’s melancholy exploration of how we retain our connection with the dead makes for one of his most beautiful love stories.

Good One – first-look review

By Yasmine Kandil

India Donaldson's feature debut is a naturalistic portrait of the tensions between young women and their fathers as a teenager takes a hiking trip with her dad and his best friend.

The Substance – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A fading star signs up for a strange medical procedure in Coralie Fargeat's vacuous attempt at a Hollywood body horror.

Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A large Italian-American family gather for the holidays in Tyler Taormina's freewheeling festive feature.

Julie Keeps Quiet – first-look review

By David Jenkins

A young tennis star refuses to open about an abusive coach in Leonardo Van Dijl’s impressive feature debut.

Emilia Perez – first-look review

By David Jenkins

This ghastly musical melodrama from Jacques Audiard tells of a Mexican cartel bosses’s gender affirming surgery.

Caught by the Tides – first-look review

By David Jenkins

The Chinese maestro delivers his greatest film in this cut-and-paste jukebox musical melodrama.

The Surfer – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Nicolas Cage stars as a man who comes a cropper of a local surfer gang in Lorcan Finnigan's unsuccessful psychological thriller.

Oh, Canada – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A celebrated documentary filmmaker makes a deathbed confession in Paul Schrader's adaptation of Russell Bank's novel Foregone.

Kinds of Kindness – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Yorgos Lanthimos returns with another scorcher in this innovative and darkly comic trio of films about spiritual domination.

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