Quickly, as we’re late (always late!) for a screening of "4" (squee!).
Despite the fact that the Cannes Film Festival line-up won’t be announced for another month, some films are already locked for competition, among them Sofia Coppola‘s "Marie-Antoinette" and Aki Kaurismaki‘s "Lights in the Dusk." Charles Masters at the Hollywood Reporter has more, including a list of safe bets for the Competition. Meanwhile, Tom O’Neil at the LA Times‘ Envelope makes us cry by coming up with a list of Oscar hopefuls for next year.
There’s a new issue of Cinema Scope, along with new issues of Sight & Sound, Film Comment, and Firecracker, and we’ve barely glanced over any of them yet, but will soon train ourselves to read multiple things at once, using each of our eyeballs independently.
Via BBC, Roadside Attractions will distribute Michael Winterbottom‘s Berlin minioven of controversy, "The Road to Guantanamo." Via David Usborne at the Independent, Susan Sarandon is reported in talks to play Cindy Sheehan in a biopic of the mother-turned-activist. Bedazzled has the complete controversial "South Park" Scientology episode.
And at the Onion AV Club, Keith Phipps lists "14 Exceptionally Memorable Movie Robots."
+ Cannes list taking shape (Hollywood Reporter)
+ The next big things? (LA Times)
+ Issue 26 (Cinema Scope)
+ April 2006 (Sight & Sound)
+ March/April 2006 (Film Comment)
+ Issue 16, March 2006 (Firecracker)
+ Guantanamo film ‘gets US release’ (BBC)
+ Sarandon to play anti-war mom (Independent)
+ South Park "Scientology Episode" (Complete) (Bedazzled)
+ Inventory: 14 Exceptionally Memorable Movie Robots (Onion AV Club)