The Cannes line-up has just been announced, and I'm looking most forward to seeing Gasper Noe's Japan-set Into the Void.
I Stand Alone is one of my favorite films of all time, as is Irreversible, so my hopes for Noe's latest are not modest.
I haven't liked his short subjects much, but I admire his courage and sensibility.
Pedro Almodovar's Broken Embraces once again stars the dynamic Penelope Cruz.
My affection for Almodovar's films goes way back to Matador (my favorite film of his; '86), Law of Desire ('87), Pepi, Luci, Bom and the Other Girls ('80), and Labyrinth of Passion ('82).
This Vengeance poster has a Blade Runner/Black Rain vibe.
Johnny To's The Red Circle remake is listed as being "in production" on imdb, but that could easily be one hundred and eighty degrees north of the truth.
Frenchman Johnny Hallyday and the ever-reliable Simon Yam topline Vengeance.
The beautiful Camilla Belle stars in Heitor Dhalia's Adrift.
The plot shares parallels with Bertrand Blier's superb French erotic classic Beau Pere ('81):
"A 14 year-old girl finds out that her father has a mistress on the beach. From this moment on, she enters the complex adult world and has voyeristic relationship with the father."
Film also stars Vincent Cassell, Debora Bloch, and Tais Araujo.