Three Canadian-directed films premiered at Cannes. Xavier Dolan’s latest was on the festival’s front burner.
As women fight for equality on screen, the battle is even tougher for those directing the films—though Maren Ade might just challenge for the Palme D’Or
*Not Donald Sutherland! Longtime Maclean’s film critic Brian D. Johnson on the Cannes Film Festival’s highlights—and opening day’s oddball moments
From the critical darling ‘Boyhood’ to a Canadian auteur’s Cannes success, Brian D. Johnson picks his 10 favourite films of the year
Brian D. Johnson recaps a festival defined by binge-watching, urban oases, and the craving to find film magic
A long-time film critic on TIFF 2014 and the annual ritual resurrection of our faith in cinema
Maclean’s presents an instalment in our patriotic video series designed to hone your skills, add to your already encyclopedic knowledge of this great country and generally make you a super-Canadian. This week: Brian D. Johnson, president of the Toronto Film Critics Association and long-time film writer for Maclean’s, discusses his top-five must-see Canadian films.
Xavier Dolan takes bronze, and Julianne Moore wins best actress for Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars’
How landscape upstaged the actors in Cannes
As the competition wraps, we rate the hits and misses, and weigh the odds on the Palme d’Or
“Digital projection is the death of cinema as I know it. I don’t need to go and watch television in public.”
Our movie critic in Cannes rounds up his latest viewing
With his best film since ‘Eastern Promises,’ and one of the most playful of his career, Cronenberg is a contender for the Palme D’Or