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2013 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 10: Gray’s The Immigrant

Handsome looking via the the talented Darius Khondji, high-end production value that some are mentioning as The Godfather Part II like, starring muse Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner and a Marion Cotillard who had to learn twenty pages of Polish, James Gray’s The Immigrant, a tale of 1920’s New York and American dream promises to those making the ultimate of sacrifices. You can read the reactions on the twittersphere – of all the filmmakers present in the Main Comp, we could say that body of work from Gray is appreciated by a cult-like clan, depending on who you ask, his filmography arguably contains gems and flaws. Our panel of critics aren’t representative of this decisiveness. Click on the image below for the latest update.

James Gray's The Immigrant Critics Panel

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).


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