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Cannes Diary, Day 5

So far, there have been no standing ovations and no loud booing. The only film that got mildly booed was the pretty awful La princesse de Montpensier. The Tavernier film was a difficult sit, despite the much-commented upon beauty of the cast. It is a limp romance novel at best ...

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French Critics Sign On for ‘Another Year’

Le Film Francais’ chart of French critics’ favorites at Cannes shows¬†them mostly blown away by¬†Mike Leigh’s Another Year. They also¬†dance¬†a turn or two with¬†Amalric’s¬†Tourn√©e (quelle surprise!), but are¬†setting no stock by¬†Wall Street 2.¬†Sasha must be right when she says that Wall Street is essentially an American film. Thanks to Aur√©lie ...

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Come on Guy, Give up the 1/2 a Star

In Contention’s Guy Lodge wrote a thoughtful, articulate review of Mike Leigh’s Another Year. My only gripe is, really, 31/2 stars? I think it’s a four star film. But I tend towards passionate enthusiasm. I admit this to be true about myself. Not good at being a critic: If ‚ÄúHappy-Go-Lucky‚Äù ...

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