I was at the Cannes Film Festival this year, and saw a lot of great movies. In fact, I saw 35 movies. (There were 90 or so that showed.) Of that 35 I picked my top 20, and you can read that article over at Thrillist.

Also at Thrillist, I drilled a little deeper on two movies I really enjoyed: Bong Joon-ho’s Okja and the Safdie Brothers’ Good Time.

At Vanity Fair I reviewed three films. Two were good. They are Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and Michel Hazanavicius’ Le Redoubtable. The not-so-good one was Based on a True Story by Roman Polanski.

Over at The Guardian lies the review for my favorite movie of the Fest, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project. Also, the fabulous new one from Agn├Ęs Varda (and JR) called Faces Places.

I also dug Takashi Miike’s Blade of the Immortal and Eugene Jarecki’s Promised Land. I was less enthusiastic about a South Korean crime movie the title of which I can barely remember. (The Merciless.)

Finally, I did as I always do: answered the question “Was this year’s festival Good for the Jews?” at Times of Israel.