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.
Jeremy Saulnier won over his Cannes audience with the Directors Fortnight debut of Blue Ruin, about a vagrant who seeks vengeance for his parents' murder amid the backwoods of Virginia. The story of suspense has a healthy dose of dark humor that struck a chord here.
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.
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.
In the first of our podcast interviews from the Cannes Film Festival, Amat Escalante discusses his Palme d'Or competitor, being a spokesperson for his native Mexico, and why he thinks the brutal depiction of violence in Heli is more responsible than in American blockbusters.