If Beale Street Could Talk
Jenkins’ decision to let the original storyteller live and breathe throughout If Beale Street Can Talk is a wise one.
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 goes looking for alternative fare at Cannes—and finds Hollywood wannabes.
Ben Kenigsberg reviews Arnaud Desplechin's lovable coming-of-age prequel "My Golden Days."
Ben Kenigsberg reviews Philippe Garrel's "In the Shadow of Women," which opened Directors' Fortnight.
Ben Kenigsberg plans to look beyond the mainstream at this year's festival.
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."