David O. Russell out-Scorseses Martin Scorsese himself with "American Hustle," a rollicking '70s crime romp that’s ridiculously entertaining in all the best possible ways.
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.
While Cannes's red-carpet crowd toasts the Coen brothers' tuneful "Inside Llewyn Davis," the parallel programs have also turned a spotlight on America.
At Directors' Fortnight, Alejandro Jodorowsky has one new feature and appears as the subject of another.
Ben Kenigsberg reviews the new sci-fi reverie from the director of "Waltz with Bashir."
Ben Kenigsberg looks forward to the parallel programs at this year's Cannes Film Festival.