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David Rooney

Chief Film Critic

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Brett Morgen’s David Bowie Doc ‘Moonage Daydream’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

After examining the evolution and destruction of Kurt Cobain in ‘Montage of Heck’ and the history of The Rolling Stones in 'Crossfire Hurricane,' the filmmaker turns a kaleidoscopic lens on Bowie in this archival rockumentary.

Viggo Mortensen and Léa Seydoux in David Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes of the Future’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Kristen Stewart and Scott Speedman also star in the Canadian auteur’s return to body horror and bizarre human evolution in a future where surgery is the new sex.

Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision to Leave’ (‘Heojil Kyolshim’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

The South Korean auteur investigates the magnetic pull between an insomniac detective and a beguiling murder suspect oddly unfazed by her husband’s death.

Bowen Yang in ‘Fire Island’: Film Review

The 'SNL' regular stars alongside screenwriter Joel Kim Booster in Andrew Ahn’s Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedy set in the cruise-y gay getaway spot, also featuring Margaret Cho.

Ruben Ostlund’s ‘Triangle of Sadness’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

Harris Dickinson and screen newcomer Charlbi Dean play fashion model influencers whose Instagram-friendly invite on a luxury cruise turns disastrous in the Palme d’Or winner’s class satire, also featuring Woody Harrelson.

Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton in George Miller’s ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The Australian director returns to Cannes after ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ with this adult fairy tale about an academic visiting Turkey, who uncorks a genie in a bottle that’s not Christina Aguilera.

‘Hunt’ (‘Heonteu’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae makes his directing debut on this 1980s-set espionage thriller, co-starring with Jung Woo-sung as intelligence agents trying to smoke out a North Korean mole.

Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong in James Gray’s ‘Armageddon Time’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The director returns to the setting of his 1980s childhood in Queens with this coming-of-age story about hard lessons and comforts in a fractious but loving family, also featuring Anthony Hopkins.

Emily Watson and Paul Mescal in ‘God’s Creatures’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The actors play a mother and the son whose return home to their Irish fishing village brings trauma in Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer’s second feature.

‘The Eight Mountains’ (‘Le Otto Montagne’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi play unlikely friends whose lives are inextricably linked to the Alpine village where they met as boys in this retelling of Paolo Cognetti’s prize-winning novel.

Cannes: David Rooney’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Titles

THR’s chief film critic looks at the films he’s most looking forward to in Cannes, from a host of art house A-listers like James Gray, Kelly Reichardt, Park Chan-wook and Claire Denis.

Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’: Film Review

The ace fighter pilot returns 36 years after first feeling the need for speed in Joseph Kosinski’s sequel, also starring Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm.