Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure (right) and director Thierry Frémaux at a news conference to announce  competing films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Paris, France, April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

“We hope to show the state of cinema in Spring 2016,” Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, told an expectant audience in Paris this(...)

Ruth Negga in Iona

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Some of us owe Matthew McConaughey an apology. For a substantial part of his career, the indecently handsome Texan had to endure being the punchline t(...)

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Mud

Over the last few years, Jeff Nichols has gathered a small, fervent following – the very definition of a cult – with two extraord(...)

Jeff Nichols crept up on us. Lucky old us. In 2007, a fortunate few were clever enough to catch a powerful southern melodrama named (...)