Advertisement

Crimson staff writer

Mila Gauvin II

Latest Content

'BlacKkKlansman' still
Film

From Cannes: 'BlacKkKlansman' a Thriller That Brings Together Past and Present

Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” is a testament to the director’s ability to weave the politics of the past and present, of identity, race, and religion, in an alternatively comedic, disturbing, and suspenseful thrill ride based on an unbelievably true story.

'Capharnaum' still
Film

From Cannes: ‘Capharnaüm’ Says No to Child Neglect, Yes to Child Acting Prodigies

In “Capharnaüm,” director Nadine Labaki paints a depressing tableau of a vicious cycle that Zain unfortunately gets caught up in, one that starts one node up in Zain's family tree with his parents.

'Cold War' still
Film

From Cannes: ‘Zimna wojna’ (‘Cold War’) a Bleak Love Story

Without seeming resolute or preachy, Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” is a clarion call for the enduring power of love in a bleak time.

'Climax' still
Film

From Cannes: Gaspar Noé’s Craze-Inducing Warning Against Drugs Reaches a ‘Climax’

"Climax" is a trippy prism of an arthouse film that succeeds in its attempt to destabilize its audience into the same debauchery as its characters, though at times the actors and director, too, fall into the easy trap of overdoing it.

Le Grand Bain still
Film

From Cannes: ‘Le Grand Bain’ (‘Sink or Swim’) Makes A Big, Chlorinated Splash

Part synchronized swimming training practice, part group therapy session, the group of aging, out of shape, and hopelessly dedicated men make an unexpectedly supportive and uproarious—if not unoriginal—party.

'Lazzaro Felice' still
Film

From Cannes: ‘Lazzaro Felice’ (‘Happy as Lazzaro’): A Sad, Mythological Tale

Rohrwacher’s fifth feature film is a testament to her directorial talent, her visually stunning work as mythical as the tale it depicts.

long-day-into-night-still
Film

From Cannes: ‘Di Qiu Zui Hou De Ye Wan’ (‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’) Scintillating In Its Obscurity

Bi Gan makes 3D film into a cinematic experience integral to the film’s second half, in a way that amplifies the first half’s slow-moving narrative—both in direction and in plot—a beautiful tale of a man in search of the ghost of his past.

Cannes Par Jour Day 1 picture
Arts

Cannes Par Jour: Day 1

After Caroline’s and my harrowing arrival to Cannes, we told ourselves, “Things can only go up from here!” Guess what? We were wrong.

Altanta North of the Border
Arts

‘Atlanta’ Recap and Review: ‘North of the Border,’ Blood Is Not Thicker Than Water

With only two episodes left in the season, “Atlanta” is finally moving its narrative along. Al is moving forward, and Earn may be regressing, but at last, something is happening.

'Fahrenheit 451' Still
Film

From Cannes: Cooler Than Ice, ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Butchers Bradbury

During a time when the freedom of speech and the importance of facts are being threatened, it’s a shame that Bahrani delivers a watered-down version of a complex novel that demands so much more.

'Filles de Soleil' Still
Film

From Cannes: ‘Les Filles Du Soleil’ (‘Girls of the Sun’) A Heart-Rending Picture of Female Resistance and Resilience

At its heart, “Les Filles du Soleil” is a stunning, visceral recognition of the power of female leadership.

'Le Livre d'Image' Still
Film

From Cannes: ‘The Image Book’ (‘Le Livre D’Image’) Too Psychedelic, Not Enough Substance

The result is a film whose statement gets lost in the mix, expressed in too fragmented a way to pack an effective punch.

Sextape still
Arts

From Cannes: ‘Sextape’ Would Have Been Better Off As an Actual Sex Tape

By shirking away the potentially moralizing and prescriptive tone the movie could have taken, Desrosières goes too far and instead turns sexual assault into the punchline of a tasteless joke of a movie.

Handmaid's Tale: Unwomen
Arts

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Emily, from College Professor to One of the ‘Unwomen’

We finally get to see who Emily was before June met her, and trace the origins of her lingering rebelliousness back to her days as a college biology professor seeking tenure.

Ash still
Film

From Cannes: 'Jiang Hu Er Nv' (‘Ash Is Purest White’) A Transcendent, Kaleidoscopic Love Story

“How much love can be repeated? How many people are worth waiting for?” croons an amateur singer, words that echo throughout Jia Zhangke’s “Ash Is the Purest White.” As it turns out, not that many—if any at all—at least for Qiao.

Advertisement