Alec Baldwin and James Toback discuss their Cannes-shot movie biz doc Seduced and Abandoned and Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics weighs in on the Cannes marketplace in this double dose of Daily Buzz.
Nearly a decade after Sideways, a feature that remains an enduring apex in Alexander Payne's career, two men hit the road again in his latest film Nebraska, but that is about where the comparison ends.
A light-hearted story of gay cruising that morphs into a much darker tale is a surprise hit in Cannes this week. Alain Guiraudie's Stranger by the Lake screened in the Un Certain Regard section to audience and critical praise.
Nicolas Winding Refn loaded up the violence in his latest film, Only God Forgives, which will have its debut at Cannes on Wednesday night. At an early screening, the Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas starrer divided a large audience with audible boos and applause.
Check out trailers for this week's Film Society screenings: New releases Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself and We Sell Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, as well as family film Microcosmos and the last of our Burt Lancaster series!
Daily Buzz sat down with Michael Philips of the Chicago Tribune, Logan Hill of the New York Times, and Adam Cook of Mubi for our first Hot Topics roundtable from Cannes. The three critics discussed their overall impressions, favorite films, and most striking movie moments from the first half of the festival.