Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cannes winners

For the record. Antichrist (pictured) seems like another canned provocation by the occasionally really provocative Lars von Trier, but I suspect Charlotte Gainsbourg acts the hell out of it, as Isabelle Adjani did the similar-sounding Possession in 1978. Christoph Waltz is about the only thing anyone's excited about regarding Quentin Tarantino's irritatingly misspelled Inglourious Basterds. Too bad the Park Chanwook vampire flick Thirst is supposed to be a disaster, whatever the jurors thought. But The White Ribbon and A Prophet sound like respectable winners, not that any of it particularly matters, lamentably, given an eroding audience for specialty and arthouse fare in this country.

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