Film-Forward

Festivals

The Commune | Toronto 2016

Based in part on director Thomas Vinterberg’s experiences growing up in a Copenhagen commune during the 1970s and ’80s and featuring a great performance by actress Trine Dyrholm.

Toronto 2016 Preview | Early Picks

A guide to navigate through the Toronto International Film Festival’s labyrinth of choices.

Japan Cuts 2016

This essential festival celebrated the richness and diversity to be found in current Japanese filmmaking and offered an especially eclectic and challenging selection.

Ten Years | New York Asian Film Festival

A film anthology that ran afoul of the Chinese government during its theatrical run and, despite strong box office, disappeared abruptly until it found a second life.

Captain Fantastic | Cannes 2016

Family friction plus quirky culture clashes plus road trip nearly equals Little Miss Sunshine.

Highlights of the New York Asian Film Festival 2016

The city’s premier showcase of the latest and greatest from international film festivals celebrates its 15th anniversary by continuing what it does best: highlighting the richness to be found in Asian cinema.

Palme d’Or Winner “I, Daniel Blake” | Cannes 2016

Urgency. That was the main ingredient propelling many of the best films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, including the winner of the Palme d’Or, I, Daniel Blake.

Toni Erdmann | Cannes 2016

An observational, 160-minute-long family drama-cum-screwball comedy took critics by surprise at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Elle | Cannes 2016

Though rife with sexual violence and graphic dialogue, the last film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival was also the most elegantly made in the competition: Paul Verhoeven’s blunt, button-pushing, stinging comedy.