Cannes 2014, Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival, “Peyote,” and more: Weekly Round-Up


I am continuing to mainly post links here due to an excessively busy schedule. The last week saw some festival previews, a review, and more.:

The day before the 2014 Cannes Film Festival began, The Film Stage posted its 30 most anticipated films, and I contributed entries on three of them: David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”; Olivier Assayas’s “Clouds of Sils Maria,” starring three heavy-hitters: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz; and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “Two Days, One Night,” starring one my favorite performers, Marion Cotillard. Hopefully all three will make their way to TIFF 2014.

I gave a D grade to Dan Fogler’s ambitious but awful “Don Peyote” for The Playlist.

And for the Buffalo News I wrote about “Chinatown,” which is showing at Amherst’s Screening Room, as well as a feature on the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival.

As always, more is on the way.