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Toronto International Film Festival Review – ‘Triangle of Sadness’ is Ruben Östlund’s Latest Biting Social Critique

Filmmaker Ruben Östlund has no problem making audiences uncomfortable. His film Force Majeure looks at the aftermath of an apparent avalanche when one husband and father’s gut reaction is to grab his phone and keys and run rather than protect his family. The Square, in addition to tackling the often pretentious nature of art, examines…

Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness Wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

A Swedish filmmaker from “The Square,” Ruben Ostlund has won his second Palme d’Or for “Triangle of Sadness,” a critical satire of the rich and influencers, following his victory for 2017’s “The Square.” Ostlund tonight joined an elite group of filmmakers who have taken two Palmes, including the Dardenne brothers who were awarded a special 75th…

Film Fest 919 Review – ‘A Hero’ is a Complex Exploration of Morality

The definition of a criminal has many variations. It typically refers to someone who has broken a law, which may or may not be in effect in a neighboring country, state, or city. A person can be held accountable and imprisoned based on local doctrines, though assigning guilt or impure intentions is a murkier matter….

The Man Who Sold His Skin, A Satire Of The Art World Unveils The Faustian Commodification Of Humans — Film Review

The Man Who Sold His Skin, written and directed by Tunisian Kaouther Ben Hania, was one of the major successes at the 77th Venice Film Festival, winning two prizes in the Horizions/Orizzonti section: Yahya Mahayni received the Best Actor Award, and the film also got the Edipo Re Award. The film now races for the…