Tag Archives: 65th Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Review – Gimme The Loot

The film follows two young graffiti artists as they try to do the impossible; tag the giant apple at Citi Field, or Shea Stadium as they call it, in New York. This has been tried many times over the past 20 years, but Sofia (Tashiana Washington) and Malcolm (Ty Hickson) believe they are the ones who will finally succeed. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Mud

Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are two young boys who discover a fugitive hiding on an island in the Mississippi. Together, Mud (Matthew McConaughey) and the two boys form a plan to avoid bounty hunters and reunite Mud with his one true love. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Cosmopolis

Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) is a young billionaire, who wants nothing more than a haircut. The problem is that the President is visiting New York, meaning that traffic – and Eric’s limo – is slowed to a crawl. As capitalism is destroyed outside the confines of the car, Eric and the people who visit his silent bubble, engage in existential discussions as Eric’s world is slowly destroyed. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The King of Pigs

When Kyung-min (Oh Jung-se) kills his wife, he turns to his high school best friend Jung Jong-suk (Yang Ik-june) after 15 years of silence. Kyung-min does not confide in his friend, rather the two talk about a formative event in their lives and the trauma they lived through in their past. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The Paperboy

Ward (Matthew McConaughey) returns home to his Southern US hometown to try and uncover the truth about Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) and his conviction for the murder of a law enforcement official. With the help of his younger brother Jack (Zac Efron), his writing partner Yardley (David Oyelowo) and the convicted man’s lover Charlotte (Nicole Kidman), Ward digs deeper into the story, but does not always like what he finds. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The Angels’ Share

Robbie (Paul Brannigan) is a young Glasgow thug who tries to turn his life around when he narrowly avoids a custodial sentence. Robbie – whose partner is due to give birth any day – is instead sentenced to community payback and forms a strong bond with Harry, his supervisor. After a visit to a distillery piques his interesting whiskey, and old rivalries flare up again, Robbie and his new friends devise a plan that will change their lives forever. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – On The Road

When Sal (Sam Reily) meets the freewheeling Dean (Garret Hedlund), he is immediately fascinated with this young man and fearless way he lives his life. Sal soon joins Sam and his 16 year old wife Mary Lou (Kirsten Stewart) as they travel across the country and live their lives as though they are about to burn out.
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Cannes Review – Le Grand Soir

Not (Benoit Poelvoorde) lays claim to being the oldest punk in Europe with a dog, his brother Jean-Pierre (Albert Dupontel) is more respectable, and works in a mattress store in a strip mall. For all of his disapproval of his brother’s lifestyle, when Jean-Pierre’s life falls apart he quickly accepts that Not may have something to teach him after all. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Holy Motors

Over the course of his working day, Oscar (Denis Lavant) keeps many different appointments around the city of Paris and inhabits many different characters – an elderly beggar woman, a father, a lover and a weird sort of leprechaun man. The audience is unclear and the question arises; where is the line between fantasy and reality? Continue reading

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