Jon Frosch is a film critic for FRANCE 24 based in Paris. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Hollywood Reporter, and others.
The three-hour Turkish epic Winter Sleep took the top honors, but the Jury Prize was split between the film festival's oldest and youngest directors—both iconoclasts.
May 24, 2014
The festival's slate has been mediocre overall—but at least that means more suspense about which work will win the top prize.
At Cannes, the iconic director's latest proves to be as experimental as ever. Meanwhile, Michel Hazanavicius's much-awaited follow-up to The Artist disappoints.
May 22, 2014
The Dardenne brothers' Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard in a tale of blue-collar struggle, wowed. Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River, did not.
May 21, 2014
As Hollywood stars flood Cannes, splashy new works from David Cronenberg, Tommy Lee Jones, and Bennett Miller critique U.S.-born ambition and excess.
May 19, 2014
Premiering at Cannes, Welcome to New York is a satisfying fictionalized portrait, while an Italian coming-of-age story and an Yves Saint Laurent biopic are also worthwhile viewing.
May 18, 2014
The second day of the Cannes Film Festival saw filmmakers from around the world telling weighty stories of war, death, and forbidden love.
May 15, 2014
The treacly Grace Kelly biopic opened Cannes to a less-than-thrilled response.
May 14, 2014
The artistic director of the prestigious film festival responds to accusations that the event is insular, sexist, and stodgy.
May 13, 2014
Movies like Blue Is the Warmest Color, Bastards, and Violette didn't just depict lots of sex—they used it to ask tough questions about class, desire, and politics.
Dec 26, 2013
Sandra, Meryl, and Judi are all-but-certain nominees, yet the best female performances this year were in foreign-language films that will likely go unrecognized by the Academy.
Oct 23, 2013
Morocco's only openly gay filmmaker discusses the inspirations behind Salvation Army and his home country's changing attitudes toward homosexuality.
Sep 6, 2013
Plus: Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress, the real Lance Armstrong, and a slippery interview with Iraq War architect Donald Rumsfeld.
Sep 4, 2013
Night Moves (Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg) and Palo Alto (James Franco) made lasting first impressions. John F. Kennedy assassination flick Parkland did not.
Sep 3, 2013
His delightful performance in Tracks stole the show at the Venice Film Festival.
Aug 30, 2013
A dispatch from the Venice Film Festival, where Alfonso Cuarón’s outer-space thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock just premiered
Aug 28, 2013
An intense lesbian love story, a valentine to 1960s folk music, a four-part portrait of violence in China, and a tale of a teenage prostitute were among the fest's best movies.
May 28, 2013
Blue Is the Warmest Color takes the Palme d'Or, deservedly.
May 26, 2013
The Immigrant, James Gray's melodrama set in 1920s New York, is finally here—and it's either his magnum opus or a half-baked bore.
May 24, 2013
Abdellatif Kechiche's film about young female lovers beautifully explores the effects class and upbringing have on romance. Plus: Alexander Payne's new road-trip film is a success.
May 23, 2013
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