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Top 10 French Film Essentials

In diversity and accomplishment, the output of French filmmakers rivals that of any country. Here is a list of ten landmark French films that should not be missed by any serious film fan.

World / Independent Film Spotlight10

Snowpiercer

Bong Joon-ho's adaptation of the French graphic novel is sci-fi for a large audience, mistakenly confined to a narrow one. Seek it out!

The Best Films of 2014.... So Far

2014 is half over! The perfect time for a look back at our favorite movies of the year.... so far!

Obvious Child

SNL's Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre handle the hot-button topic abortion with humor and authentic emotion. Eric D. Snider reviews.

We Are the Best!

Girl, boy, Swedish, or other: whatever you are, We Are the Best! is liable to put a smile on your face. Eric D. Snider reviews the "relentlessly upbeat" comedy from Lukas Moodyson.

Borgman

Alex van Warmerdam's baffling "Borgman", reviewed by Eric D. Snider.

Hellion

Kat Chandler's indie drama stars Aaron Paul. Eric D. Snider reviews.

Review: Hellion

Writer-director Kat Chandler's third feature, starring Josh Wiggins and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, is a humane, well-acted drama about a motocross-loving

Cold in July

Eric D. Snider reviews "Cold in July", starring Michael C. Hall.

Review: Cold in July

Cold in July, based on Joe R. Lansdale's novel and directed by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are), is a highly satisfying bit of pulp fiction. Starring Michael

"Winter Sleep" Wins Palm d'Or in Cannes

An overview of the Palm d'or and other award winners at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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