Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cannes roundup and predictions!

So tomorrow it ends, the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The fest has been angering and mostly underwhelming. Outside of raves for The Past, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Blue is the Warmest Color, not much has been liked at all. Sure, Behind the Candelabra was well-received, and Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty was liked, but everything else has been a disappointment.

Especially Only God Forgives. What fantastic trailers! The film is generally regarded as the worst one in competition, despite the massive hype. What disappointment!

To be 100% honest, I anticipated almost every film in the competition, so it pained me to see Nebraska get side-stepped, Jimmy P. to be ignored (and at this point, forgotten), and The Immigrant to be so low. It's now time to see which films will take home the big prizes.

Predictions after the jump.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints trailer!

Finally. This looks glorious.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Aw yus. Looks fantastic.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints clip!

I've been waiting for this for awhile now. Certainly looks Malickian... I hope the dialogue improves a little, to be honest.

The Past Trailer!

Latest film from Asghar Farhadi that is getting raves. Check out the trailer below.

Cannes we do it?

I am a special type of film journalist. I am a teenager, I go to school, and I post infrequently. And since I am all 3 of these traits, it comes as no surprise that I am not going to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. I am basing my thoughts and soon-to-be festival award predictions on what I read. Here's some thoughts on the films that anticipate, based on my skimmings:

A satire on the ideas of fame and aging, but has an odd directorial style. Odd in the respect of being equally unclear and fascinating. From what I've heard, the film is gorgeous and Robin Wright is great at playing a variation of herself.

A fancy film, one about a candy-colored craze tiptoeing into houses every night. Again, another divisive film due to directorial style. Some say it is a reflection of today's society, some call it like a music video. Opener of the Un Certain Regard, and praise upon this is most definitely uncertain.

Definitely one of the best films of the festival so far. Universally praised, many declaring Farhadi as a master of human drama. Looks great, can't wait.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Place Beyond the Pines... Best Picture Winner?

No, do not take my word for this... but if this happens, you heard it from me first.

So, I thought about this awhile back. The main reason Silence of the Lambs won Best Picture (despite its February release date,) was home media and dead controversy. Sure, in February people called it "gross", "misogynistic", and "stupid", but by the next year (when it was nominated,) people viewed it at home as an "intense, unpredictable thriller with top-notch performances."

So controversy tends to bite many films in the butt, especially the ones late out of the gate (er hem Zero Dark Thirty er hem). When Argo won a couple of months back, the film had almost celebrated a week on Blu-ray, easily accessible to anyone at home. It's been awhile since a BP winner was on video before it won, so could this year be the year?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Inherent Vice casting news!

This film won't drop until 2014, but I'd be lying if I said I was not pumped already. Because I am.

The lead role is potheard P.I. Doc Sportello, who will be played by Joaquin Phoenix. We all remember what happened last time Phoenix worked with PT Anderson...

Next up, Owen Wilson has been announced for another lead role. Undetermined at this time, but I expect great things from Wilson (a good actor who has been biting the bad for the past few years now, Midnight in Paris being an exception)

Benicio Del Toro is speculated to be Doc's lawyer in a supporting role.

However the cast turns out, the film is bound for greatness. The cast is fine and profitable as is right now, and it is also getting big budget funding from Warner Bros.


August: Osage County trailer and poster!

Gravity trailer!

Out of this world!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Blue Velvet.

Classic song redone for a classic film. An oldie but goodie.

Trailer for Lee Daniel's Butler.

I don't know what to expect. I won't be surprised if its tearjerking like no other, but also won't be surprised if this is more sentimental and sappy than a coin mint and a pine tree. I guarantee a SAG nomination.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013