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‘The Policeman’s Lineage’ Review: Three Competing Stories Are Frankensteined Together In Lee Kyu-man’s Cop Drama

An odd mishmash of competing genres, Lee Kyu-man’s South Korean drama “The Policeman’s Lineage” is a somewhat intriguing but ultimately bland detective story. What begins as a murder mystery quickly gives way to an undercover corruption narrative, i.e. “Infernal Affairs,” before finally settling into a tedious actioner. While anchored by strong performances by Cho Jin-woong […]

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The Best Movies of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, According to 75 Critics

A time of division indeed.The last two editions of Cannes, the critics IndieWire polled were in lockstep with the jury’s picks, at least for Best Film. In 2019, they chose “Parasite” and “Titane,” both winners of the Palme d’Or. In 2022, the critics are shaking things up.This year’s Palme d’Or winner, “Triangle of Sadness,” tied […]

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6 Biggest Cannes Winners and Losers — From Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun’ Triumph to George Miller’s Disappointing Genie

The 75th annual Cannes Film Festival reminded the world just why people love going to the movies. And movie theaters received an important endorsement from a powerful A-list ally. “I make movies for the big screen,” Tom Cruise said on May 18, just hours before “Top Gun: Maverick” premiered to a rapturous standing ovation on […]

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Park Chan-wook Praises ‘Squid Game,’ Says ‘Parasite’ Was ‘a Historical Event’

Park Chan-wook had a great week at Cannes, winning Best Director for his new procedural “Decision to Leave.” The “Oldboy” auteur also gave movie lovers a hint about some of his upcoming projects, which, if he gets his way, will include a western, a science fiction film, and a remake of Costa-Gavras’s “The Ax.”The world’s […]

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Did The 2023 Oscars Kickoff At Cannes?

The closing ceremony for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival provided a number of surprises. The biggest being “Triangle of Sadness” taking the Palme d’Or. Not only did it become Ruben Östlund’s second Palme winner after the “Square,” but U.S. distributor Neon’s third win in a row after 2021’s “Titane” and 2019’s “Parasite.” Like Julia Ducournau‘s […]

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‘Decision’ Cannes Win is Vindication for Korean Culture, a Tight Group of Friends and the Corporation That Backed Them Over Two Decades

Coming only three years after the Palme d’Or for “Parasite,” the two Cannes prizes for Park Chan-wook as best director and for Song Kang-ho as best actor are further proof of the strength of Korean cinema’s originality, its elevated skills and its resilience.Korean movies have been temporarily overshadowed by K-pop and Korean TV dramas – […]

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Toni Collette, Mark Ruffalo & Naomi Ackie Join Robert Pattinson For Bong Joon-Ho’s Next Sci-Fi Film

Ever since “Parasite” won the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2019 and then swept that season’s Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and more, Hollywood has wondered what Bong Joon-Ho‘s next project would be. Well, things are beginning to take shape as Warner Bros. announced that more actors have joined Robert Pattinson for the as-yet-untitled new […]

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Bong Joon-Ho’s Mickey7 Adds Mark Ruffalo, Toni Collette, And Naomi Ackie To Robert Pattinson-Led Cast

Robert Pattinson will star in “Mickey7,” the Bong Joon-ho’s highly-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed satirical dramatic thriller, “Parasite.” The project is a science-fiction film based on Edward Ashton’s upcoming sci-fi novel of the same name. As if casting the literal Batman wasn’t exciting enough, Bong Joon-ho has added Naomi Ackie, Mark Ruffalo, and Toni “I […]

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‘Mothers’ Instinct’: Neon Nabs Anne Hathaway & Jessica Chastain 1960s-Set Psychological Thriller

Neon is one of the great modern film distribution companies. They brought Bong Joon-ho‘s stellar Best Picture winner “Parasite” to domestic theaters, Kristen Stewart‘s acclaimed Princess Diana drama “Spencer,” and will be releasing David Cronenberg‘s body horror film “Crimes of The Future” in early June, and Brandan Cronenberg‘s (“Possessor“) upcoming sci-fi thriller “Infinity Pool“ starring […]

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Forest Whitaker To Be Awarded Honorary Palme D’Or At Cannes

This month, the Cannes Film Festival will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. The fest’s current highest honor, the Palme D’Or, was first awarded in 1955 to Delbert Mann’s working-class romance “Marty,” and has gone to, in recent years, “Titane,” “Parasite,” “Shoplifters,” and “The Square.” Honorary Palme D’Ors are not awarded every year, and are typically […]

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