Arrival (directed by Denis Villeneuve).
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Errol Morris).
Bleed for This (Ben Younger).
California Typewriter (Doug Nichol).
Chasing Trane (John Scheinfeld).
The End of Eden (Angus Macqueen).
Finding Oscar (Ryan Suffern).
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi). Critics Round-Up.
Frantz (François Ozon).
Gentleman Rissient (Benoît Jacquot, Guy Séligmann and Pascal Merigeau). In his Cannes report, Film Comment editor Nicolas Rapold notes that the film “consists of the titular film-culture god regaling the camera with stories… Although the doc and its clips look a fright, and Rissient was the subject of a previous film by critic Todd McCarthy nearly a decade ago, his anecdotes about filmmakers remain worth hearing for their present-for-the-birth pedigree, ranging from being privy to Fritz Lang’s obsessive daily logbook to getting close with Clint.”
Into the Inferno (Werner Herzog).
The Ivory Game (Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson).
La La Land (Damien Chazelle).
Lost in Paris (Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon).
Maudie (Aisling Walsh).
Men: A Love Story (Mimi Chakarova).
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins).
My Journey Through French Cinema (Bertrand Tavernier). Reviews from Il Cinema Ritrovato.
Neruda (Pablo Larraín). Reviews from Cannes.
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (Joseph Cedar).
Sully (Clint Eastwood).
Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve). CRU.
Through the Wall (Assaf Amir).
Una (Benedict Andrews).
Wakefield (Robin Swicord).
Beauties of the Night (María José Cuevas).
Bernadette Lafont and God Created the Free Woman (Esther Hoffenberg).
Bright Lights (Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens).
Cool Cats (d. Janus Køster-Rasmussen).
The Family Whistle (Michele Salfi Russo).
A Fanatic Heart — Bob Geldof on W.B. Yeats (Gerry Hoban).
Gulag (Angus Macqueen).
I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin).
Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown (Gregory Monro).
Mifune: The Last Samurai (Steven Okazaki). “The subject is a rich one, but the film simply isn’t incisive enough,” finds Stephen Farber in the Hollywood Reporter. “Keanu Reeves provides the rather bland narration, which offers such nuggets as that Mifune ’embodied steadfastness and integrity.’ … There are some impressive interviewees on display here, including American directors Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, several of Mifune’s surviving collaborators, and family members of both Mifune and Kurosawa. But the people asking the questions didn’t encourage anyone to probe very deeply into their subject.”
Selections by Guest Director Volker Schlöndorff
The Barefoot Contessa (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1954).
The Fire Within (Louis Malle, 1963).
I Was Nineteen (Konrad Wolf, 1968).
It Was the Month of May (Marlen Khutsiev, 1970).
Les Enfants Terribles (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1950).