Bela Tarr

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Film director Martin Scorsese said superhero movies more closely resemble theme parks than cinema. Photograph: EPA

By Tuesday the wiseacres were wondering which cineaste would be the next to have a dig at Marvel? Hungarian arch-miserablist Bela Tarr? What might Aus(...)

Sunset: Juli Jakab in László Nemes’s film

The last time I saw László Nemes in the flesh he was holding an Academy Award. The Hungarian film-maker had just received the best foreign film Oscar (...)

Director Quentin Tarantino and actor Brad Pitt pose during a photocall for the film Once Upon a Time in . . . Hollywood, at the  Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

“Have you had a good Cannes?” That question is being asked in every queue and on every escalator. The answer depends on which average you’re using. (...)

Cannes catch: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in Robert Eggers’s extraordinary film The Lighthouse

Our first five-star review from Cannes 2019 The Lighthouse ★★★★★ Directed by Robert Eggers. Starring Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman(...)

Cate Blanchett in Carol, Todd Hynes’s  adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about a lesbian romance

This correspondent has developed a theory that recent Cannes Film Festivals are a little like Star Trek films. Over the current decade, the even-numbe(...)

It has been some time since a debut feature in the main competition at Cannes registered with the same power as László Nemes’s breathtaking study o(...)

O captain, my captain

It’s not easy being a Trekker in the contemporary age. Sure, technological advances have made certain tasks and random acts of devotion a great(...)

Would you believe?

In 2007, Cristian Mungiu ’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days , a study of abortion in Nicolae Ce(...)