Movies about musicians starring Justin Timberlake and Matt Damon are among the 20 contenders for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Steven Spielberg will steer a nine-member jury.
Michael Douglas plays Liberace, Justin Timberlake a 1960s folk singer and Ryan Gosling a Bangkok drug smuggler in three of the 19 contenders for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, which starts on May 15.
Sofia Coppola ’s “Somewhere” and Julian Schnabel ’s movie about the creation of Israel are two of the 23 contenders at this year’s Venice Film Festival . Quentin Tarantino heads the jury that will pick the winner.
The Coen brothers remake of “ True Grit ” is so straightforward and un-ironic that I wondered if the credits were wrong. But if you’re in the mood for a traditional Western with fine acting, smart dialogue and gorgeous cinematography, this movie is for you.