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The Souvenir Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

I imagine that Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir” plays differently depending on your life experience. From its Sundance premiere, I heard grumblings about its main character, Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne), and the frustrations some felt with…

Cannes 2019: For Sama, Beanpole | Cannes

by Ben Kenigsberg May 16, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet In one of many startling moments in the documentary "For Sama," a first-person account of life during the siege of Aleppo, Syria, the camera watches the face of the filmmaker's…

Cannes 2019: Les Miserables, Bull | Cannes

by Barbara Scharres May 16, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet A fierce rainstorm with driving wind swept across Cannes in the early dawn hours of the festival’s first full day. Last night’s red carpet was a soggy sponge, and the deluge…

The Sun is Also a Star Movie Review (2019)

Beautiful, young people fall in a swoony, doomed love over the course of a single, eventful day in a sun-dappled New York City.  Yes, “The Sun Is Also a Star,” based on the Nicola Yoon novel of the same name, is the impossibly contrived…
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