Maps to the Stars
David Cronenberg's film of Bruce Wagner's Hollywood satire-nightmare turns ludicrous situations into operatic tragedy.
Ben Kenigsberg edited the film section of Time Out Chicago from 2011 to 2013 and served as a staff critic for the magazine beginning in 2006. Once a mainstay in the Village Voice film pages, he has also written for Slate, L.A. Weekly, The A.V. Club, Indiewire, In These Times, The New York Sun, and Time Out New York. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.
The Turkish director, a longtime Cannes favorite, won the festival's top prize.
The Ukrainian Critics' Week winner deserves its accolades.
Boorman and Dolan depict two very different experiences of adolescence.
Ryan Gosling's feature directorial debut is hardly the "disasterpiece" detractors claim.
New films from Israel and Spain address a changing world for kids and young adults.
Frederick Wiseman reflects on art—including his own films—in "National Gallery."
Abel Ferrara's thinly veiled take on Dominique Strauss-Kahn screened off-fest.
At Cannes, an American documentary and a surreal Israeli comedy examine national identity.
Haitian-born director Djinn Carrenard's nearly three-hour second feature is by turns enthralling and exasperating.
A Steak 'n Shake opens 50 paces from the hotel where Roger Ebert used to stay during the film festival.