Wednesday, May 11, 2005

cannes you believe it?

Another May, another Cannes film festival. And here I was talking about everything but... You can follow Mike D'Angelo's Cannes grades at the links above. He'll also be blogging it. Anyone know of anyone else who's helping us to live through the festival vicariously? If so hit me with that link!


Anonymous said...

I did! :) (Well actually I taped it and plan on hopefully watching it when i get the time, close enough.) IFC is running a bunch of classics this weekend, I think in honor of Cannes starting, as well, including Wild Strawberries and The 400 Blows.

And my guess for the Palme d'Or is David Cronenberg for A History of Violence. Just a hunch. It sounds very cool. There's a lot of Cannes favorites in the mix who haven't won before so I'd definitely look out for: (in rough order) Hsiao-hsien Hou, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Haneke, and Atom Egoyan. It would be cool to see Wim Wenders win too, it's been a while for him. If Manderlay goes over really well and they feel that maybe they owe Lars for Dogville, he could be a possibility, but he still won just 5 years ago. Gus Van Sant's last days looks great, but it would have to be realllly impressive for him to win again so soon. Of course, it's quite possible that someone we haven't heard of comes out of nowhere to win, who knows.

I'm rooting for Broken Flowers, I suppose. Jarmusch + Murray + mouthwatering supporting cast = i'm there. Or von Trier, because Dogville was so awesome.


Update: D'Angelo is crazy about The Wayward Cloud and thinks Matchpoint is the best Allen since Sweet and Lowdown.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't "best since Sweet and Lowdown" excite me that much?? Not even the best since, say, Deconstructing Harry?? Ah well, I'll keep hoping for another Woody classic forever.

Anonymous said...

Somebody wrote it's his his best since Crimes and Misdemeanors, which I haven't seen.

But I know that was a while ago!!

I'm putting my bet towards "A History of Violence" too. Cannes seems to have a thing lately with movies about violence in society. Whether it be "Elephant", "Fahrenheit 9/11", "The Son's Room" (or maybe I'm thinking of the wrong festival) and, hell, even "The Pianist".

If not that, then an Asian film. Asian film has really been coming up lately and the last few years have gone to American films.I'm sure if Fahrenheit hadn't of won last year it would've been Kar-Wai's trophy.

However, I would not discount "Manderlay" which I am extremely excited about.


Anonymous said...

If it is indeed his best since Crimes and Misdemeanors (one of his true late masterpieces), then I'll be thoroughly ecstatic.

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