24 May 2006

Beheaded

In case you're not following the happenings at Cannes, I thought I'd inform you that Sofia Coppola's latest offering, Marie Antoinette, which was initially picked to be the American's best chance at a Palme d'Or win this year, has been ravaged by critics. The word all critics seemed to be using in their description of Marie Antoinette appears to be "shallow." I guess they hadn't seen her previous two films, or they might have expected as much. Despite what I said about mixed-reviews of John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus in my last Cannes update, the film appears to be getting a handful of praises, making it easily the most exciting American film to play at Cannes this year.

4 comments:

Eric said...

Agreed on Coppola's work. Will Spike Jonze have the last laugh after all?

J said...

I would say so if I didn't think Jonze's work was just as unremarkable.

Joshua said...

Hmm, are these French critics? I would think they would enjoy a shallow portrayal of their Queen.

Hetero-Erotica said...

Did you hear that Clerks 2 received a 7-8 minute ovation afterwards? Alledgedly the longest ovation (post-film) in the history of Cannes. Scary.