This is rare, nuanced storytelling, anchored by one of Brad Pitt’s career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It’s a special film.
Barbara Scharres is the Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In this capacity she is the artistic director for one of the largest cultural exhibition programs of world cinema in North America. She has published articles and criticism in film magazines and journals including American Cinematographer, Film Comment, Chicago Reader, Variety, and the Chicago Sun-Times, and has contributed to books including Hong Kong Babylon, edited by Fred Dannen.
Scharres was named a "Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts" by the Chicago Tribune three times, in 1989, 1991, and 1999. In 2006, the French government awarded her one of its highest honors by designating her a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her role in advancing French culture through cinema.
Reviews from the Cannes Film Festival of the latest by Abdellatif Kechiche, Justine Triet, and Elia Suleiman.
Headline in the New Cat Times: “Cannes Film Festival Bans Feline Actors!” “Eek, how did I not see this before we got on the plane?” squeals Siamese beauty Nico, stretched out on her seat on Air Felix. “You were too busy preening in the mirror,” says her housemate Chubbs. “Well, your scruffy striped coat could use a little of that,” she snaps, her paws trembling with rage as she reads the shocking report.
Two more premieres from Cannes - new films from Marco Bellocchio & Arnaud Desplechin.
A review of three Cannes premieres.
A review of the newest film by Quentin Tarantino.
A dispatch on new films by the Dardennes and Celine Sciamma.
A review of new films by Terrence Malick and Corneliu Porumboiu.
On two more world premieres from Cannes 2019.
On two competition films from Cannes 2019.
A review of the new Ken Loach movie.