Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cannes Round-Up #1

The first screening as part of the Competition Slate (18 films) was Mathieu Amalric's Tournee, which bowed last night overseas, about noon-ish stateside. Reactions were decidedly mixed.

's Jordan Mintzer isn't impressed with it at all.
InContention's Guy Lodge liked it, but found the third act disappointing.
Rope of Silicon's Brad Brevet landed on the positive side, but wasn't bowled over, either.
Meanwhile Jonathan Romney at ScreenDaily likes Amalric's performance in front of the camera rather than behind it.

Mathieu Amalric's Tournee kicked off the Competition portion of the Cannes Film Festival on opening day.

Meanwhile, Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeff Wells (who clearly isn't all that into the competition portion of the festival) apparently saw Oliver Stone's Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, but oh, he can't talk about it. If you ask me, based on the clues given, he was displeased, but we'll have to wait a bit.

Today there was an 8:30 am screening of Wang Xiaoshuai's Chongqinq Blues, and despite a reverent approval from Sasha Stone at AwardsDaily, I'm reading a few adamantly differing opinions. More to come on that.

1 comment:

  1. I like this idea...pooling reactions to provide early word on movies we might be talking about all year.

    keep 'em coming!