Ebert and Cannes

So the world’s most highly-profiled film event, the Cannes Film Festival, is currently underway and Roger Ebert is complaining that most of the films this year depress him. “Where is the Cannes of the past?” he writes, “The Cannes of great joyous movies and silly starlets and larger-than-life characters and long, lazy lunches on the beach?”

He goes on to wax nostalgically about the good ol’ days of Federico Fellini, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Akira Kurosawa, and claims to miss the “audacious experiments” of Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, and the Coen brothers.

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