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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Cannes Preview

This year it may be the films that didn't make the lineup that are the most interesting. First off, David Lynch's highly secretive Inland Empire will not be finished in time, and Darren Aaronofsky's heavily anticipated third film, The Fountain, will not be part of the lineup either. And I don't know how Snakes on a Plane didn't get in (this is sort of a joke, but really some of the films that make it in are purely unwatchable and pretentious generic art-films, even for a person who usually loves pretentious art films). Anyway, here's some films to watch for...
  • Babel (2006) - Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Sounds quite intersting, and he's a director who has a lot of potential.
  • Caimano, Il (2006) - Nanni Moretti
  • The scathing Italian Political satire
  • Fast Food Nation (2006) - Richard Linklater
  • Seems like a strange choice for a film adaptation, even for Linklater.
  • Marie-Antoinette (2006) - Sofia Coppola
  • I just don't believe in this film for some reason...
  • Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006) - Guillermo del Toro
  • The trailer looks awesome for this fantasy/horror film
  • Wind That Shakes the Barley, The (2006) - Ken Loach
  • Great UK director on a look at Irish Republicans
  • Southland Tales (2006) - Richard Kelly (II)
  • Not only is this, at least for me, one of the most interesting films on paper I've seen, and really can't wait to see how it works out. A sci-fi musical thriller/comedy preceeded by a series of comic books. Plus it's his first film in 6 years, his last being Donnie Darko.
    And perhaps what is most exciting is the showing of remastered prints of Alejandro Jodorwosky's masterpeices El Topo and The Holy Mountain, which hopefully leads to a DVD release.

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