Fast & Furious 6
Director Justin Lin takes the high-speed action franchise to London, with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson along for the ride
Presented as Young Guns goes gangster, Mobsters rather spuriously pretends to depict the young lives of name hoodlums, having 'Lucky' Luciano (Slater), Meyer Lansky (Dempsey), Bugsy Siegel (Grieco) and Frank Costello (Mandylor) take on the local aging Dons, Gambon and Quinn. This all adds up to an excuse for the young and sexy cast to run around in neat suits, with slick haircuts and big guns, shouting a lot. There is absolutely nothing else here. Even Young Guns had some knowledge of its genre, and a dumb wit and playfulness.
Mobsters has none of that; it's just silly, sick and shallow.
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray gives her thoughts on Asghar Farhadi's The Past My third Competition film seems the most likely Palme d'Or contender so far: Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi's The Past
For an event that generates so much excitement and carries with it such potential for surprise, it's remarkable how - year after year - the experience of being at the Cannes Film Festival always feels