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‘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.

‘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.

‘The Pot-au-Feu’ Review: Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel Serve Up an Exquisitely Prepared French Meal

The pair star in 'The Scent of Green Papaya' writer-director Tràn Anh Hùng’s Cannes competition entry about an aging couple coming together both in and out of the kitchen.

‘Kidnapped’ Review: Marco Bellocchio’s Intriguing if Overheated Historical Drama About a Jewish Boy Seized By the Church

The Italian auteur's latest feature delves into an incident that occurred in 1858, when a secretly baptized 6-year-old Jew from Bologna was handed over to the Vatican.  

‘Close Your Eyes’ Review: Master Spanish Filmmaker Victor Erice’s Moving Homage to the Power of Movies

The celebrated director of 'The Spirit of the Beehive' and 'Dream of Light' returns to Cannes with his first feature after more than three decades.

‘The Delinquents’ Review: An Enchantingly Enigmatic Postmodern Heist Saga From Argentina

Writer-director Rodrigo Moreno’s three-hour feature follows two men involved in a small bank heist and the many tales that unfold from their crime.

‘The Animal Kingdom’ Review: Romain Duris and Adèle Exarchopoulos in a Sensitive French Sci-Fi Adventure

Thomas Cailley's second feature, bowing in the Un Certain Regard strand in Cannes, is a work of speculative fiction wherein people are literally turning into animals.