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.
Claire Denis's Nicaragua-set romantic thriller is a fascinating change of pace for her.
Park Chan-wook makes a "Vertigo" riff with "Decision to Leave." With "Tori and Lokita," the Dardenne brothers revisit some old interests.
Crimes of the Future and De Humani Corporis Fabrica both explore the contours and horrors of the human body. They're both among the best films at Cannes.
Ruben Östlund's latest satire shoots fish in a barrel but is still pretty funny. Cristian Mungiu delivers a film of great complexity.
At Cannes, Mia Hansen-Løve's "One Fine Morning" and Arnaud Desplechin's Brother and Sister complement each other well.
With Tchaikovsky's Wife, the Russian dissident director Kirill Serebrennikov was finally able to be present for a new film's premiere in Cannes.