Yesterday I posted my final two reviews from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and I'm ready to put a bow on this year's fest and call it complete. However, not before I say a few thank yous and talk a little about the fest overall.
First and foremost, I want to thank the readers and all of those that contributed and helped fund my trip. The above graphic represents the first names of the 83 people that contributed and helped me pay for this year's trip. Without your contributions I could not have gone this year. I am indebted to you and I hope you feel my coverage of the festival warranted your contribution.
This article will represent my 75th post specifically related to this year's festival, the first being the February 27 announcement that Steven Spielberg would head this year's jury. And of those 75 posts, 22 were reviews, each of which I've listed directly below with links to the review and the grade I gave each:
- Heli (B-)
- The Bling Ring (C+)
- Fruitvale Station (A)
- Jeune et jolie (C)
- The Past (A-)
- The Congress (C-)
- Jimmy P. (D+)
- Inside Llewyn Davis (A+)
- Seduced and Abandoned (B)
- Blood Ties (C)
- Shield of Straw (D-)
- As I Lay Dying (C-)
- Behind the Candelabra (B+)
- The Last Days on Mars (C+)
- The Bastards (D)
- Only God Forgives (C+)
- All is Lost (A+)
- Nebraska (C+)
- Michael Kohlhaas (C+)
- The Immigrant (D-)
- Only Lovers Left Alive (B)
- Venus In Fur (B+)
As for some additional thoughts on the fest...
BEST OF THE FEST
J.C. Chandor (All is Lost)
Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)
Berenice Bejo (The Past)
BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE
Pauline Burlet (The Past)
MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS I MISSED
- Blue is the Warmest Color (Palme d'Or winner)
- Blue Ruin
- Like Father, Like Son
ADDITIONAL POSTS OF NOTE
- Interactive Map: Tour the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
- Cannes 2013: 'Jaws' On the Beach and a Fireworks Show Breaks Out
- Cannes 2013: Weinsteins Unveil Footage of 'Grace of Monaco', 'Salinger' and 'Mandela'
- 2013 Cannes Film Festival Preview and Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies
- Official 2013 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced
- 'Blue is the Warmest Color' Wins the 2013 Cannes Palme d'Or
- First Impressions of the 2013 Cannes Lineup with Special Guests
- Cannes Podcast #1: Talking 'Heli', 'Fruitvale', 'Bling Ring', 'Congress' and 'The Past'
- Cannes Podcast #2: Talking 'Inside Llewyn Davis', 'Monsoon Shootout', 'Seduced and Abandoned' and 'Jimmy P.'
- Cannes Podcast #3: Reviewing 'Only God Forgives' and 'All is Lost'
Overall, out of the four years in a row I have attended the Cannes Film Festival, this fourth year was easily the best crop of films I've seen and it brought new life to the rest of 2013, which wasn't looking like it would be a very strong year for cinema based on the first quarter.
So, again, thanks for your contributions and thanks for reading. Hopefully you enjoyed the coverage and found a few films to look forward to over the course of the rest of the year. Next up is the Toronto Film Festival, which runs from September 5 to 15, 2013. I can't wait!
You can find all of my Cannes Film Festival coverage right here.