24 May 2006
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.