Today I delve into a whirlwind of deadlines for Cannes reviews, although the festival has been rolling now for two days, which probably translates into a couple of years around these parts. In a week's time, I'll have produced a flurry of reactions to individual parts of the program, but a few others are already in the thick of it. Aaron Hillis, admirably taking on the role at Moving Pictures that I held last year, has been tirelessly churning out reactions to everything from "Robin Hood" to the first few competition films. I think he's too kind to Almaric's "On Tour" (a thinly conceived narrative whose lovely subjects do more work than the filmmaker), but Cannes, of course, is all about dissenting opinions. Slant's Matt Noller has also composed a good early Cannes dispatch.
I'm sure there are plenty other critical reactions worth including here, but I split a cab from the airport with these guys, and the trio of us endured Im Sang-soo's confounding "The Housemaid" remake yesterday, so they're the most natural place for me to start. Stay tuned for the onslaught of reviews.