WEEKLY WRAP: Cannes unspooled, ‘The Road’ unveiled

Posted by · 7:36 pm · May 15th, 2009

Opening night at Cannes 2009Kicking off a Cannes-loaded week, we offered a two-part profile of this year’s contenders for the Palme d’Or.

Meanwhile, this week’s Top Ten list reflected on the greatest runners-up in the festival’s history.

As “Up” opened the festival, Pixar maintained its recent critical streak.

Within the competition, however, it’s two films from female auteurs — “Bright Star” and “Fish Tank” — that have critics buzzing.

Away from the Croisette, there was lots of talk about “The Road” this week, with a new trailer and early review.

In a neat coincidence, “The Road” was also the subject of this week’s Page to Screen column.

In a major week for debuting trailers, we also got a look at two very different hot properties: “Nine” and “Precious.”

Ahead of its June U.S. release, we reviewed Michelle Pfeiffer’s comeback vehicle “Chéri’.”

We looked into the box office success of “Star Trek.”

We revisited some buried treasures from the 1980s.

And finally: is the theatrical experience overrated? Have your say here.

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  • 1 5-16-2009 at 9:16 pm

    Pauley said...

    Is there anwhere I can get a high resolution copy of the photo that goes along with the wrap up?

  • 2 5-17-2009 at 1:34 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Check out the Cannes galleries at the Guardian site.