Something In The Air
A semi-autobiographical drama from director Olivier Assayas set in 1970s Paris
Nightmares assembles four macabre short stories (three of which are scripted by Crowe and the fourth by Bloom), and, perhaps unurprisingly, the result is uneven. The most successful one stars Estevez who, in an adult version of The Last Starfighter, finds a computer game all too realistic. The others scrape the usual barrel of horror clichés without ever transcending the genre: evil cars, rats turning on humans and the obligatory serial killer all make an appearance.
Plenty of short-story-type twists ensure that the ensuing drama plays second fiddle to cheap, unsatisfying pay-offs.
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray catches a morning screening of Sideways director Alexander Payne's Nebraska at Cannes. In 1985, Alexander Payne made a short film called Carmen, which relocated the th
David Cox reports on a day of highs and lows at Cannes... Bristling with bad-boy swagger, director Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling's collaborative follow-up to Drive (in Cannes two years ago