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    I wouldn’t say it’s out. Wonderstruck could still get that passion vote with critics. But now, with it being considered the frontrunner to win, those chances are done unless something truly crazy happens to revive it.

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    Wonderstruck striking out is a relief we don’t have to include it in the Oscar conversation.

    It’s not struck out. Some people really love it, some people are more mixed towards it. I’ve not seen a complete pan for the film.

    Generally, much more positive reactions than Hacksaw sodding Ridge had, and that ended up winning two Oscars!

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    Yeah, I don’t think it struck out either. The general tenor of the reviews was that it was a better, more artistic version of ELAIC…which was a BP nominee.

    People were saying the same thing about Lion, that it’s overly sentimental, and it managed a pretty decent nomination haul.

    It also seems like Burwell is the current frontrunner for score, for sure.

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    Haven’t read a single review hyper-praising Williams’ or Moore’s performances though so I think it’s out in the acting categories at the very least.

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    It’s not struck out. Some people really love it, some people are more mixed towards it. I’ve not seen a complete pan for the film.

    Have you read The Guardian’s two-star review?

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    OKJA

    Netflix logo got booed at the press screening, which stopped five minutes later due to aspect ratio malfunction. The irony!

    Reax!

    Joe Utichi – Okja is a sweet slice of succulent sirloin. Tremendous. #cannes

    Piere Conran – It’ll make you jump for joy then break your heart. It’s name is #OKJA. Bong Joon-ho has done it again. #옥자 #Cannes2017 

    Jamie Graham – Bong Joon-On’s giant pig movie Okja is a delight – & distressing in its mistreatment of the CG GM-porcine. Thrills, politics, heart #cannes

    Alex Billington – Wowza. Never seen anything like Okja before, one-of-a-kind film. If this doesn’t make you go vegetarian, I don’t know what will.

    FilmLand Empire – OKJA is charming and often hilarious, a real treat #Cannes2017 

    Jordan Hoffman – Gyllenhaal goes Full Sharlto but if you can handle that OKJA is quite the film. A crime if it doesn’t show in theaters. #Cannes2017 

    Gregory Ellwood – As for the movie itself… Okja is masterful filmmaking. Moving, inventive, visionary. And funny too. See it on the big screen. #Cannes2017 

    Total Film – Bong Joon-ho’s GM super-pig movie Okja is a cut above. Action, drama, wonky comedy, oodles of heart & a howling message #cannes

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    Elena Lazic – I laughed, I cried, I might go vegetarian: OKJA is wonderful. Way better than SNOWPIERCER and best use of Annie’s Song in 2017. #Cannes2017 

    Dave Calhoun – Bong Joon Ho’s GM pig caper OKJA is largely silly with the odd good moment. Swinton, Gyllenhaal far too broad. Proceed with cochon. #cannes

    Eric Kohn – Only Bong Joon Ho could make the story of a mutant pig and the girl who loved her both endearing & political. #Cannes2017 

    Patrick Ryan – OKJA is the most fun I’ve had watching a PETA ad. Gyllenhaal and Swinton are inspired casting, and Seo Hyun-Ahn is a breakout. #Cannes2017 

    Richard Lawson – OKJA is great. A spirited, weird, poignant plea for compassion and principle. Its closing moments feel like a benediction. #Cannes2017 

    Beatrice Behn – My heart bleeds for #Okja. Great film, perfect creature feature, funny, honest /w attitude. Exactly what cinema needs…oh wait. #Cannes17

    David Jenkins – Is Okja a Netflix movie that disses the idea of Netflix movies? Felt also like a live action Ghibli movie. Good fun. A Bong hit(!) #cannes70 

    Jason Gorber – OKJA – porcine version of NEVERENDING STORY mixed with ecoterrorism and GMO politics. Steange, surreal, and kind of lovely #cannes2017 

    Tim Grierson – OKJA: Just OK. There’s a dark, primal story in there, but the aggressive eccentricity keeps getting in the way. Pig looks great. #Cannes2017 

    John Bleasdale – Okja: Bong Joon Ho gives us Babe on steroids. Dark, Moving, hilarious #Cannes2017  @cinevue

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    Not a sophomore nod for Swinton with this vehicle.

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    It’s not struck out. Some people really love it, some people are more mixed towards it. I’ve not seen a complete pan for the film.

    Have you read The Guardian’s two-star review?

    I hadn’t. I have now hahaha. Not quite the no-pan reviews for it now then, but still not am across the board pan like The Last Face or Collateral Beauty.

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    The Square First Reactions

    Alex Billington: So, Ruben Östlund is a fucking genius. My god I love him. The Square – Unbelievably brilliant breakdown of art, society & more. Laughed my ass off. Östlund plays with our minds in the best of ways.

    Richard Lawson: THE SQUARE is the TONI ERDMANN of this year. Comedy of manners and socioeconomics that’s often brilliant, but is too long and overstuffed

    Beatrice Behn: Perfect emotional torture. What a film! Puts you in disbelief, despair, disgust while making sure you’d never think you’d be any better.

    Tim Grierson: Wildly thematically and tonally ambitious comedy-drama. Loved its nerve, wished its batting average was a bit better

    AADowd:  Not 100% on how it adds up, but THE SQUARE is something else: a scathingly funny comedy about intervention & social responsibility. At least that’s *part* of what it’s about. Again, there’s a lot in this one.

    Jordan Ruimy: “The Square” is 3/4 of a great movie, think “Holy Motors” meets “Toni Erdmann,” but it just doesn’t know how to properly finish

    Peter Bradshaw: Ruben Östlund turns an art museum into a city-state of bizarre, dysfunctional and Ballardian strangeness in The Square

    Sam Gray: Wayyyy too shaggy for its own good, but terrific fun, with sequences that even Buñuel would be proud of

    Alicia Malone: The Square: Ruben Östlund does it again with another thought-provoking sharply funny film. Enjoyed it a lot!

    Steven Zeitchik: The Square, from director of Force Majeure, a blackly comic gem of class & morality, about gap between being perceived as good & actually doing it

    Xan Brooks: Art-world satire The Square thwarts a hot take response but I loved its looping, funny digressions/discussions. A fizzy can of Bunuel-lite?

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    So the first five films have screened for the press. Based purely on their reactions, it seems they are ranked as follows:

    1. The Square
    2. Loveless
    3. OKJA
    4. Wonderstruck
    5. Jupiter’s Moon

    Will be very interesting to see how the remaining 14 films fare.

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    So the first five films have screened for the press. Based purely on their reactions, it seems they are ranked as follows:

    1. The Square
    2. Loveless
    3. OKJA
    4. Wonderstruck
    5. Jupiter’s Moon

    Will be very interesting to see how the remaining 14 films fare.

    I guess it’s a matter of perception, but I definitely wouldn’t put The Square at #1 based on what I’ve seen. It’s Okja/Loveless (close), then Wonderstruck/The Square (close), and arguably Jupiter’s Moon at #5. But it depends on where you look!

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    1. The Square
    2. Loveless
    3. OKJA
    4. Wonderstruck
    5. Jupiter’s Moon

    Sounds about right to me

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    The shade!

    Ok, so since 2013 I maintain a list on Twitter that follows over 200 accounts from Cannes attendees from every continent in the world. If I see someone that’s there, I include them on that list.

    The difference of perception between AMG and I may come from me following a lot of non-English speaking critics/journalists (which I like because that’s closer to the actual juries). I did feel like The Square had a warmer reception from American/British critics, so that would explain our dissonant perceptions.

    There are some sites/blogs/Twitter accounts working as aggregators for ratings from critics covering Cannes.

    Rotten Tomatoes does not have a page for The Square yet. The other movies are ranked in this order: Loveless, Okja, Wonderstruck, Jupiter’s Moon.

    French magazine Le Film Français ranks them this way: Loveless, Okja, Wonderstruck, Jupiter’s Moon. (Also hasn’t counted The Square yet.)

    French website Les inRocks has this ranking from the critics in their panel: Wonderstruck, Okja, Loveless, Jupiter’s Moon.

    Screendaily magazine has only factored in the first two films shown, and has Loveless #1 and Wonderstruck #2.

    American website IonCinema also has a panel, and also hasn’t included The Square yet. But they rank the movies this way: Loveless, Okja, Wonderstruck, Jupiter’s Moon.

    German website Critic.de offers this ranking: Wonderstruck, Okja, The Square, and Loveless and Jupiter’s Moon almost tied.

    http://cannes-rurban.rhcloud.com/2017 has this ranking: Okja, Wonderstruck, The Square, Loveless, Jupiter’s Moon.

    Todaslascriticas, an aggregator from Argentina (but has critics from all over the world like all the aggregators mentioned before), has this order: Wonderstruck, Okja, Loveless, The Square, Jupiter’s Moon.

    Chinese Critics Grid has Loveless first and Wonderstruck tied with Jupiter’s Moon for second place.

    Finally, from Chaosreigns.fr: Okja, Wonderstruck, The Square, Loveless, Jupiter’s Moon.

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    120 Beats Per Minute First Reactions

    Matt Hoffman: Our first legitimate Palme contender. Draining, powerful. I cried!

    Caspar Salmon: Robin Campillo’s 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE is triumphant: robust, sensuous, funny, tender, glintingly intelligent, devastating. What the film does verges on the miraculous, in the way it commingles the personal and political so adroitly. It’s a belter of a film.

    Peter Bradshaw: Robin Campillo’s 120 Beats Per Minute commemorates the ACT UP movement as a life during wartime, a radical moment like 1848

    Tim Grierson: Conventional but enhanced by its intelligence and restraint. Has a poetic ending, goes 10 more minutes.

    Alex Billington: Riveting film about AIDS activist group in Paris in 1990s. Beautiful, inspiring story of living to make a difference. This is one of those films that gave me that emotional jolt to take advantage of life and live it to the fullest while we still can.

    David Ehrlich: very strong, sensitive docudrama about ACT UP Paris and “living politics in the first-person.”

    Gregory Ellwood: Like God’s Own Country, 120 Beats Per Minute has one of the most visceral and moving gay sex scenes on film.

    Richard Lawson: 120 BEATS PER MINUTE, about ACT UP Paris, is talky and technical but still richly intimate. Nahuel Biscayart for best actor pls!

    Jada Yuan: Weeping, applause, and silent exit for 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE, an astounding AIDS movie as full of life as it is of death.

    John Bleasdale: 120 Battements Par Minute – Robin Campillo’s Aids drama is powerful and moving, both political and personal

    Niels Putman: Tender gay love story deep down incredibly moving docudrama bout AIDS activist group. Devastating. 

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