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.
Quentin Dupieux's absurdist comedy Deerskin opened Directors' Fortnight. Chloë Sevigny adds balance to the deadpan humor of Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die.
At Cannes, the "Wonderstruck" and "Carol" cinematographer Edward Lachman looked back on more than four decades of film work.
Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters" took the Palme d'Or and Asia Argento reiterated her allegations against Harvey Weinstein at the awards ceremony.
Ben Kenigsberg reviews Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "The Wild Pear Tree" and makes predictions for the 2018 Cannes awards.
At Cannes, John David Washington, a son of Denzel, discusses his breakthrough performance as an African-American cop who infiltrated the Klan.
After being declared "persona non grata" by the festival in 2011, Lars von Trier returned to Cannes this year with "The House That Jack Built."
At Cannes, Christopher Nolan presented an "unrestored" 70-millimeter print of "2001: A Space Odyssey," while provocateur Gaspar Noé trolled viewers with the dance party movie "Climax."