Cannes: Getting to the Source

Have you heard? There’s this little film festival in a French resort town…

Cannes 2005 - Collage by Peter A. Martin, Original Photos courtesy of Festival de Cannes

So much news is issuing forth from Cannes that it’s been difficult, though fun, to try and keep up. As the festival heads toward its award bash on Saturday night, here are a few places to catch up — or obsessively follow.

GreenCine Daily
David Hudson does a superb job of collecting links from all over the film world, including the latest coverage from Cannes.

Todd Brown and his team have dug deep to find trailers, stills, and web sites for just about every movie of interst, with special attention paid to Asian and genre films.

The Trades

The Hollywood Reporter
Full coverage of the news, the scene, features, and reviews, normally restricted to subscribers, are available to everybody, at least until the end of the festival, so don’t dally to read.

Screen Daily
News headlines are limited, I believe, to subscribers, but the new reviews are available for all to read each day.

As with The Hollywood Reporter, everything is available to everybody for a limited time. I find that more of the reviews are more detailed than in the other trades.

The Films and The Scene

Chicago Sun Times
Roger Ebert is filing daily reports on the films.

Film Threat
Jeremy Matthews writes about the movies.

Hollywood Elsewhere
Jeffrey Wells rants and raves about the movies and the parties.

Indie Wire
Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks provide photos and cover the films, the parties, and the biz.

Los Angeles Times
Kenneth Turan provides an overview of the films with occasional interviews, while Mary McNamara blogs extensively about the scene. As a Cannes first-timer, her diary makes you feel like you’re there.

Movie City News
J. Sperling Reich writes about the movies.
Mike D’Angelo writes cuttingly about the films and comments with a wry eye on being a ‘second-tier’ critic at Cannes.

New York Times
Film critics A. O. Scott and Manohla Dargis — who, thanks to their employer, enjoy first-tier status — write about the human side of critical reaction. It almost endears them to you.

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