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‘Shooting Stars’ Review: Peacock’s Lovingly Sanitized LeBron James Origin Story

The film tells the story of the basketball star's close friendships with his high-school teammates known as the "Fab Five."

‘Rosalie’ Review: A Bearded Lady Blossoms in an Accessible French Romantic Period Piece

Stephanie di Giusto's film stars Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Benoît Magimel as partners in a marriage tested by the bride's unusual physical condition.

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Review: A Thrilling Sequel Marks the Return of Miles Morales

In the second chapter of the Spider-Verse series, featuring voice work from Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Oscar Isaac and Issa Rae, Miles must face challenges across the multiverse.

‘Little Girl Blue’ Review: Marion Cotillard Plays a Troubled Mother in Powerful and Personal Doc/Psychodrama Hybrid

The French Oscar winner plays writer-director Mona Achache's own mother in this film exploring the complexities of mother-daughter love.

‘The Buriti Flower’ Review: Indigenous History Unfolds in a Striking Mix of Nonfiction and Drama

Filmmakers João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora collaborated with villagers in Brazil for their hybrid feature.

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 20 Best Films of Cannes 2023

Favorites included Scorsese’s wrenching true-crime epic, two riveting French courtroom dramas, a chilling Holocaust film like no other, a handcrafted Moroccan documentary, and the latest from veteran auteurs Aki Kaurismaki, Wim Wenders and Victor Erice.

‘Elemental’ Review: Pixar’s Timely High-Concept Bonanza Underwhelms

Director Peter Sohn ('The Good Dinosaur') tells the story of a fire family immigrating to a metropolis dominated by the opposing element of water, and the romance that ensues.

‘Last Summer’ Review: Catherine Breillat’s Stepmom Seduction Story Bends the Boundaries

Léa Drucker ('Custody') stars as a woman who begins a fiery love affair with her teenage stepson, wreaking potential havoc on their bourgeois French family.

‘Riddle of Fire’ Review: A Sentimental Debut Buckles Under the Weight of Its Fancy

Premiering in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at Cannes, Weston Razooli's feature follows three kids on a mythic quest.

‘The Mother of All Lies’ Review: An Inspired Moroccan Documentary Tackles Family Secrets and a Nation’s History

Helmer Asmae El Moudir won the best director prize in Cannes' Un Certain Regard section for her film, which uses figurines to represent family, friends and neighbors.

‘La Chimera’ Review: Josh O’Connor Is Superb as a Haunted Man in Alice Rohrwacher’s Beguiling Tomb-Raider Tale

Blending folklore, dreams, superstition and unvarnished realism, the new film follows ‘The Wonders’ and ‘Happy as Lazzaro’ in the director’s triptych set around her Italian birthplace.

‘The Old Oak’ Review: Ken Loach’s Stirring if Schematic Chronicle of a Small-Town Culture Clash

Premiering in Cannes’ competition, the two-time Palme d'Or winner's latest centers around a northern English pub owner whose community welcomes a group of Syrian refugees.

‘Perfect Days’ Review: Wim Wenders Finds Beauty in the Quotidian in Exquisite Japanese Drama About Gratitude

Distinguished screen veteran Koji Yakusho plays a middle-aged Tokyo man who has pared down his life to a routine of service and small pleasures in this delicate character study.

‘The Other Laurens’ Review: A Flavorful Belgian Noir With a Bona Fide 1970s Vibe

Writer-director Claude Schmitz’s third feature follows a private detective trying to uncover the truth behind his twin brother’s death.

‘Kubi’ Review: Takeshi Kitano’s Busy, Brutal Queer Samurai Epic

Hidetoshi Nishijima from 'Drive My Car' co-stars as a warlord trying to protect his male lover in the latest genre film from the legendary Japanese director.

‘The Boogeyman’ Review: A Minor But Effectively Nerve-Jangling Stephen King Adaptation

Rob Savage directs this adaptation of the horror master's short story, starring Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina and Vivien Lyra Blair.