I was at the Cannes Film Festival this year, and saw a lot of great movies. In fact, I saw 35 movies. (There were 90 or so that showed.) Of that 35 I picked my top 20, and you can read that article over at Thrillist.
At Vanity Fair I reviewed three films. Two were good. They are Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and Michel Hazanavicius’ Le Redoubtable. The not-so-good one was Based on a True Story by Roman Polanski.
I also dug Takashi Miike’s Blade of the Immortal and Eugene Jarecki’s Promised Land. I was less enthusiastic about a South Korean crime movie the title of which I can barely remember. (The Merciless.)
Finally, I did as I always do: answered the question “Was this year’s festival Good for the Jews?” at Times of Israel.