Ben Kenigsberg is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. He edited the film section of Time Out Chicago from 2011 to 2013 and served as a staff critic for the magazine beginning in 2006. Prior to that, he was a mainstay in the film pages of The Village Voice. He has also written for Variety, Slate, The A.V. Club, and Vulture, among other publications.
Ben Kenigsberg reviews the festival's final competition titles, from Joachim Lafosse, Justin Kurzel, Nabil Ayouch, and Bruno Dumont.
Ben Kenigsberg reviews Memoria, the first feature in six years from the Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul, along with Jacques Audiard's Paris, 13th District and Ildiko Enyedi's The Story of My Wife.
Ben Kenigsberg delivers a dispatch from France on The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson's latest, and on JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, Oliver Stone's latest examination of the Kennedy assassination.
Ben Kenigsberg reviews two films about the creative process, Mia Hansen-Løve's Bergman Island and Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car, from Cannes.
Ben Kenigsberg reviews Sean Penn's Flag Day from Cannes, along with Catherine Corsini's The Divide and Juho Kuosmanen's Compartment No. 6.
Ben Kenigsberg reviews Paul Verhoeven's Benedetta and Joachim Trier's The Worst Person in the World from the Cannes Film Festival.
From Cannes, Ben Kenigsberg reviews new films from Joanna Hogg, Kogonada, Nadav Lapid, and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.