Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cannes roundup: Amour, Lawless, Beasts of the Southern Wild


Michael Haneke's film "Amour" screened today at Cannes and it's gotten a very positive reaction from critics.

The Hollywood Reporter
Press Play
The Guardian (UK): Five-star review
The Playlist

Other than The Playlist's B+ review, everyone else seems to be raving about it. Palme D'or favorite at this point? Maybe. Sasha Stone from AwardsDaily thinks it's a shoo-in for Best Foreign Language Film at next
year's Oscars and said it's already one of the year's best films. It's about an elderly woman who has a stroke and the man who deeply cares about her who takes care of her no matter what. There apparently wasn't a dry eye at the Cannes premiere. If you can make even the critics cry, you know you did something right.

John Hillcoat's "Lawless" has gotten more of a mixed response. Most of the positive reviews just say it's above-average entertainment whereas the negative reviews think the film is ultimately empty and without a point. We'll be able to decide for ourselves when it comes out on August 31st. I'm still excited for it.

The Playlist
Hollywood Reporter
Daily Telegraph
Guardian UK

Beasts of the Southern Wild

A movie that's apparently stealing the show and the hearts of France is Beasts of the Southern Wild, the debut film from 25-year-old Benh Zeitlin. I'll just let the reviews speak for themselves, they're very positive.


Just an article about the praise it's been getting: USA Today

There's plenty more to come at Cannes and I'll surely be keeping my eye out. Stay tuned.

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