Friday, May 13, 2011

Cannes 2011: Midnight in Paris and We Need to Talk About Kevin

My original Midnight in Paris post was erased, so to refresh your memories, here are some of the positive reviews that are coming out of Cannes for Woody Allen's latest. So far, it seems as if this could be one of his better outings, and could find itself in the Oscar race:

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:

Laremy Legel from

"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"

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