Friday, May 13, 2011
Cannes 2011: Midnight in Paris and We Need to Talk About Kevin
Andrew O'Herhir from Salon:
"Allen seems to be paying attention in a way he hasn't always done in recent films, and has found a way to channel his often-caustic misanthropy, half-comic fear of death and anti-American bitterness into agreeable comic whimsy."
Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter:
"Woody's in good form and Paris looks glorious in this droll time-traveling fantasy"
However, the biggest buzz coming out of Cannes is acutally for a film called We Need to Talk About Kevin, apparently Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly are fantastic, and a new star, Ezra Miller, who was hilarious in last year's underrated City Island, emerges as a Best Supporting Actor contender. Here are some reviews:
"Part horror, part drama, part cautionary tale, We Need to Talk About Kevin is a film that will lodge in your memory long after the end credits."
Kirk Honeycutt from The Hollywood Reporter
"“Moviegoers seek out a film such as We Need to Talk About Kevin for the experience of a top-flight director taking complete charge of a fractured, intricate narrative design and a top-flight actress at the peak of her game. With this film, Tilda Swinton establishes herself as the one to beat for best-actress honors at 2011 Cannes"