Something In The Air
A semi-autobiographical drama from director Olivier Assayas set in 1970s Paris
Left to his own devices, Donen has directed movies that are bad, indifferent and good. Co-directing with Gene Kelly or George Abbott, or, in this case, magnificently assisted by choreographer Michael Kidd, he has made superb musicals.
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers had a fraught pre-production and was actually shot in CinemaScope (the version we see, even on TV) and a more conventional ratio, which made the shooting doubly difficult.
Somehow it transcends such problems and exudes the wonderful spontaneity that the director brought to his best work.
The songs are not classic and the cast is exuberant rather than charismatic, but Kidd's energetic choreography triumphs.
Bristling with bad-boy swagger, director Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling's collaborative follow-up to Drive (in Cannes two years ago) entered the fray earlier today - Wednesday - clearly intent
Any film calling itself The Great Beauty runs the risk of turning itself into a pretty large target for sniping critics, especially at Cannes. Thankfully, Paolo Sorrentino's film more than shoulders t