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    César Awards: ‘Les Misérables’ Takes Best Film but Polanski Win Overshadows Night

    In a night where Ladj Ly’s “Les Misérables” took home the award for Best Film, the 45th César Awards were overshadowed by the controversial result in the Best Director category, where Roman Polanski picked up the prize for “J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy).” The awards had already come under great scrutiny when nominations were […] More

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    AFI Fest Review: ‘Deerskin’ Makes a Dark Mockery of Mockumentary

    Quentin Dupieux’s “Deerskin” made a brutal splash as part of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Opening the “Directors’ Fortnight” program, the French black comedy proved that the provocative auteur is still capable of surprising even those expecting the unexpected. Having been conditioned to the violent character study chaos of $1 billion-dollar grosser “Joker,” “Deerskin” won’t […] More