WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Antichrist’ and action

Posted by · 3:44 am · May 23rd, 2009

Willem Dafoe in AntichristScandalising media and polarising critics, Lars Von Trier’s “Antichrist” emerged as the undisputed talking-point of the Cannes Film Festival.

That firestorm even managed to overshadow the Cannes debut of Quentin Tarantino’s divisive “Inglourious Basterds.”

In other news from the Croisette, “A Prophet” impressed critics, while “Taking Woodstock” took a hit.

We celebrated the start of summer (and provoked some argument) with a list of the all-time Top 10 action sequences.

Unfortunately, our review deems “Terminator Salvation” unlikely to earn a place on any such future lists.

In the wake of that disappointment, “Up” happily lived up to expectations.

In box office news, “Angels and Demons” turned out to be a pale shadow of its predecessor.

This week’s edition of Page to Screen reviewed the literary source for Jason Reitman’s upcoming comedy “Up in the Air.”

John delved further through his personal cinematic treasure trove, returning to the 1990s, and reappraising last year’s “Revolutionary Road.”




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