Sean Baker

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Despite being caught up in the events of 1968, the Cannes film festival has announced no official acknowledgement of this year’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, Peter Lennon, the late Irish journalist and film-maker, did something very brave. He shouted back at Jean-Luc Godard. Len(...)

Mark O’Halloran and Pat Shortt. Photographs: Alan Betson and Brian McEvoy

When did you last cry? Mark: I’m a great person for crying at films, I have to say. Pat: Yeah Mark: I love when that happens because it means you’r(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Chinese  president Xi Jinping during a visit to Huawei Technologies: Beijing’s leadership is driving national policies to build globally competitive companies but there is   no such vision  among   European leaders. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Getty

My first job, after leaving University, was as a junior official in the European Commission in Brussels. It was 1983, and I joined the task force of t(...)

Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the set of “The Post” which portrays   the “Washington Post”’s efforts to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Photograph: Niko Tavernis/Twentieth Century Fox

It is just over a year since Donald Trump blathered his way to an unlikely electoral triumph. It is, thus, surely too soon to assess the cinema of the(...)

The Florida Project:  remains stubbornly humanistic and openhearted throughout

Nothing more dooms a film than hyperbolic reviews. So I will choose my words with caution. Sean Baker’s follow-up to the excellent, innovative Tangeri(...)

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project set in the shadows of Orlando’s Disney World, where the hotels that once catered to budget-minded tourists are filled with homeless welfare families

It’s a balmy May night on the French Riviera and more than 1,000 people are snaked around the streets of Cannes hoping to get in the most buzzed-about(...)

Willem Dafoe and Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project

Not for the first time, some of the best film in Cannes can be found a few hundred metres from the Palais in the (literally) underground cinema that h(...)