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Tuesday
May272014

Podcast: Cannes Aftermath with Special Guest Guy Lodge

For this quickie edition of the podcast Nick and Nathaniel speak to Guy Lodge on the last day of the festival about his experience, from favorites to disappointments, festival politics and even a little Oscar buzz. He answers the really important questions like: is Kristen Stewart really that much of a revelation in Clouds of Sils Maria?; is Hitchcock's The Birds is a fair comparison for the Hungarian dog movie White God?; Which movie convinces you that Xavier Dolan is the real deal?

00:01 Winter Sleep and the politics of being "overdue"
05:00 Leviathan & Mommy: late bows and multiple raves
07:45 Acting Prizes: Julianne Moore in Maps and Timothy Spall as Mr Turner
13:00 "Foxcatcher is really terrific!"
18:00 Un Certain Regard: The Tribe and White God
22:00 Competition quality and surprises: Party Girl winning Camera D'Or and the media praise for Channing Tatum and Kristen Stewart
28:00 Last words, movies missed.

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download the conversation on iTunes. Continue the conversation in the comments... and while you're at it listen to the last couple of week's of the podcast which were two of my favorite episodes and weirdly less remarked upon than usual.

Cannes 2014 in Review

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Reader Comments (7)

Yay, podcast! So excited to hear more about the films from Cannes, especially the noncompetition titles, which are hard to find reliable coverage for. Curious about the Director's Fortnight films that Guy saw. And I'm happy to report that the US rights to White God got picked up by Magnolia Pictures, so hopefully that gets released soon.

And a big Mandy Patinkin holla to that Channing Tatum talk. That is some serious selective amnesia critics have got going on. Magic Mike was literally two years ago.

May 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTB

Every photo of Xavier Dolan I see I have two thoughts A) he's hot and B) he clearly knows he's hot.

May 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Too brief! But lovely. Thank you for making Guy do this even through his exhaustion!

May 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBRB

Ah, the dulcet tones of Guy Lodge's speaking voice.
Glad to have titles like White God and Force Majeure to look out for, and to hear such great things about Julianne's performance.

May 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

I'm really interested in White Dog. And I can't wait to see Julianne's performance.

Another great podcast!

May 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

Great podcast! Special thanks to Guy.

May 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

So very much appreciate this episode, especially after the last one where we got to know what the hell was actually going on with some of the titles.

I honestly could've listened to Guy talk endlessly about all the films he saw, good or bad. I was especially curious about what he thought of the Dardenne Bros' since Marion got those notices and the film was pretty universally loved despite going home empty handed. Ah, well, I guess we'll know in time. Very interesting what he did have to say about Winter Sleep, Julianne and White God tho.

I remember Sasha Stone did a very introspective Cannes podcast episode last year on her site where she pretty much went through the good, the bad and the ugly about all aspects of the festival. Really shined a light on the desperation, endless waiting and brushes with fame that happens regularly there. To say nothing of the delicious gossip from each of the major screenings. I would've loved to have heard Guy's side of this coin.

But anywho, thanks! :D

May 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMark The First

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