Plus de Cannes!

I cannot believe that I omitted Lawless from yesterday’s lineup. Lawless formerly known as The Wettest County in the World, not to be confused with Terrence Malick‘s film of the same name, includes–if you can believe it–an even better cast than Cosmopolis. I am a huge fan of practically every one of these actors: Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Dane Dehaan. See what I mean? It doesn’t even matter that Shia Labeouf is in there. Unlike Pattinson (who I’m going to give the benefit of a doubt for Cosmopolis), despite all of Labeouf’s antics, I don’t mind him too much as an actor. All that said, Lawless is a Depression-era Southern film about a group of bootlegging brothers who find themselves in over their heads the deeper they delve into the business. I have high hopes for this film, even if he comes from a director who directed that bleak mess The Road. The trailer looks pretty thrilling, and there has been buzz about this film for the longest.

Here are pictures from the photocall in Cannes today.

Let me also just mention that Jessica Chastain has been pulling out one amazing look after another, and on  girlish note I’m excited to see what she’s going to wear tonight. Mia used to be my absolute favorite fashion celebrity a couple of years ago when Alice in Wonderland came out, but either she or her stylist has lost their mojo. Girl has not been looking the best lately. However, she did look amazing at last year’s Cannes and since Rooney Mara is working on a film, perhaps Mia’s stylist can focus all her attention on my girl here.

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Cannes est là!

So the Cannes Film Festival began Wednesday, May 16 on the French Riviera, and I could not be more excited. Well, perhaps I would be more excited if I was actually there, but alas that is not the case. I am in my bedroom, alternating between various film and fashion websites covering the event, and looking for jobs. Jacques Audiard (who directed the

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compelling if stark prison drama “A Prophet”) premiered his latest film “Rust & Bone” starring Marion Cotillard yesterday. Early reviews have been favorable, but then I expected nothing less. In his recent effort, Audiard tackles the unconventional love story between a killer whale trainer (Cotillard) who suffers a terrible accident and a young father (Matthias Schoenaerts).

I’m not as excited for this film as I am for certain others, but I definitely want to see it. Here are a few of the films that I am excited for, if not completely sold on:

 

Walter Salles’s ON THE ROAD starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen-dead-eyes-Stewart.

The trailer looks amazing. As an English major I attempted to read “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac, but in the end I couldn’t handle the stream-of-consciousness writing style. Hedlund and Riley (who I appreciated in last year’s Brighton Rock despite the age discrepancy) might be all right, but Stewart is another story. However, Salles, who also directed The Motorcycle Diaries, which I loved, is an astute director. And Gustavo Santaolalla is scoring.

KILLING THEM SOFTLY directed by Andrew Dominik (who directed the cinematic masterpiece The Assassination of Jesse James) starring Brad Pitt, Sam Shephard, and Ray Liotta; and for which there is no trailer, so enjoy this interesting clip.

COSMOPOLIS by David Croenberg starring Stewart’s male counterpart Robert-convincing-until-he-speaks-Pattinson, but thankfully he is supported by a truly incredible cast that includes Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric–insert my hysterical squealing here–Jay Baruchel, and Sarah Gadon from Croenberg’s previous film A Dangerous Method.