congrats charlotte gainsbourg after all the drama surrounding lars von trier's antichrist this week at cannes, charlotte gainsbourg was announced as the winner of the best actress prize today. so far i've been disappointed by two big movies i was looking forward to this year, angels & demons and earth, but i am getting more and more excited about antichrist every day. any movie that is able to piss people off this much has to be worth seeing. maybe this will be the movie that will finally get von trier some (limited) mass appeal. right now it seems only die hard fans follow his work, but it is only a matter of time til he makes a movie that is seen in the u.s. by more than 40 ot 50 people. if you haven't heard about the movie and why people detested it so vehemently when it first screened this week, check out this post at awards daily. as one would expect from von trier, it sounds like antichrist is going to be really difficult to watch, but i am sure it will be brilliant. and now that gainsbourg has won this prize, i think it gives the film a little needed caché. i mean, despite the vitriol being spewed at it, if the acting is this good, how bad could it be? check out complete list of cannes award winners here.
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18 May 2009
this could be the worst trailer i have ever seen. remember when michael bay made that film version of wuthering heights with the cyborg heathcliff and the bloodthirsty ghost of linden feasting on catherine's blood? and remember joe eszterhas' all lesbian great expectations set in the brothels of victorian london? oh wait, those don't exist. but thankfully we do have guy ritchie's new sherlock holmes. to say arthur conan doyle is rolling in his grave would be an unnecessary cliche, but i do believe that this could go down in history as the single most egregious filmic interpretation of beloved literature ever, as well as one of the most inaccurate portrayals of a particular period of history that have ever been depicted in a movie. in short, guy ritchie is an utterly untalented hack that in no way deserves to have a role in the film industry outside of maybe gay porn boom mic operator. watch the trailer only if you are in the mood to feel nauseous.