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2014 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 5: Miller’s Foxcatcher is Gold Medal Greek Tragedy & Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars Charts Familiar/Familial Grounds

Cannes Monday 19th –

Despite its rather grim subject matter and ultimate denounement, the reception was warm and positive for this morning’s 8:30 a.m. Grand Lumiere world premiere to The Foxcatcher. With only his third fictional feature film, Bennett Miller’s first time in Cannes should be a memorable one, as he appears to have a knack for making compelling material at of biopic terrain. Sculpted with the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum and Steve Carell,  this is a fairly somber interpretation of the events that unfold on the du Pont estate. We’re antsy to see how our other critics grade the material.

In the other Main Comp English-language film item of the day, having screened yesterday night at 7:00p.m., critics have had time to mull over Cronenberg’s latest, Maps to the Stars. Filled with name-dropping, auds will wonder who the kids & adults in this bizarro universe otherwise known as Hollywood. His fifth trip to Cannes, he previously showcased Crash (1996),  Spider (2002), A History of Violence (2005), Cosmopolis (2012).

2014 Cannes Critics' Panel

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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