Expansively, dramatically, magnificently Russian, Nikita Mikhalkov's loose remake of "12 Angry Men" plays like vintage jazz from a veteran band.
Solidifying his status in the hierarchy of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux has been upped from artistic director to delegate general of the world's highest-profile fest.
"Paloma Delight" is an eventful tale of distaff ingenuity set in contempo Algiers.
Viewers have seen a lot of rock 'n' rollers onstage carrying bottles, but they're not usually full of oxygen.
Perhaps it will take a Michael Moore to ignite appropriate public outrage over the genocide in Darfur.