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Jordan Mintzer

Jordan Mintzer is a contributing Paris-based Film Critic for The Hollywood Reporter. Prior to that, he wrote for Variety. His writings have also appeared in the French publications Les Cahiers du cinéma, Le Monde, So Film and Libération, and he is a regular guest on the French radio show On Aura Tout Vu. He is the author of three interview books — "Conversations with James Gray," "Conversations with Darius Khondji" and "Conversations with Dean Tavoularis" — and the producer of the feature films "Hamilton," "Putty Hill" and "Sollers Point." Mintzer grew up in Queens, N.Y., and has a BBA in Economics from Baruch College.

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‘The Successor’ Review: A Dark and Distressing Psychological Thriller With Too Much Faulty Logic

César Award winner Xavier Legrand’s second feature follows a rising fashion designer whose life unravels when he heads home to bury his estranged father.

‘A Silence’ Review: Joachim Lafosse’s Dark and Probing Pedophilia Drama Turns Decidedly Bleak

The Belgian director's latest film stars Daniel Auteuil and Emmanuelle Devos as a couple facing up to dangerous truths about their past.

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 15 Best Films of the Fall Fests 

Career highs for Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage, a delicious Frederick Wiseman doc, a poignant gay ghost story and two knockout dramas about the refugee crisis in Europe are among THR critics’ 15 faves from Venice, Telluride and Toronto.

‘The Wait’ Review: A Genre-Jumping Exercise With More Style Than Substance

The third feature from Spanish writer-director F. Javier Gutiérrez premiered at the Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany.

‘Oceans Are the Real Continents’ Review: A Poetic Chronicle of Cubans Trapped Between Home and Exile

The feature debut from Italian writer-director Tommaso Santambrogio, which opened the Venice Days sidebar, tells three separate stories set in present-day Cuba.

‘Sky Peals’ Review: Intimate British Character Study Chronicles a Multiracial Man’s Estrangement

Moin Hussain’s first feature, about a British-Pakistani man trying to make sense of the strange and unwelcoming world he lives in, premiered in the Critics’ Week sidebar at Venice.

‘Making Of’ Review: Cedric Kahn’s Playful French Dramedy About the Fraught Filmmaking Process

The latest feature from the director of 'The Goldman Case,' about a movie shoot that seriously flies off the rails, premiered out of competition in Venice.

‘The Beast’ Review: Lea Seydoux and George MacKay in Bertrand Bonello’s Creepy, Conceptual Time-Tripping Saga

The French director adapts a Henry James novella, which he transforms into a romantic thriller set during three different epochs.

‘Menus-Plaisirs – Les Troisgros’ Review: Frederick Wiseman’s Four-Hour Doc Is a Mouth-Watering and Methodical Marathon for Foodies

The 93-year-old director’s latest feature, premiering at the Venice Film Festival, focuses on a Michelin 3-Star restaurant run by the same family for four generations.

‘The Theory of Everything’ Review: Visually Striking German Science Caper Fails to Captivate

German director Timm Kröger’s second feature, which premiered in competition in Venice, follows a young physicist attending a conference in the Alps.

‘AGGRO DR1FT’ Review: Travis Scott in Harmony Korine’s Trippy, Experimental Assassin Flick

The latest work by the ‘Spring Breakers’ director, which features a score by beatmaker Araabmuzik, premiered out of competition in Venice.

‘The Palace’ Review: Roman Polanski’s Dreadful Class Satire Attempts to Eat the Rich

The controversial 90-year-old director’s latest feature, starring Mickey Rourke, Fanny Ardant and John Cleese, premiered out of competition at the Venice Film Festival.