Cannes Correspondences #9: Burning Witches and Invasive Parasites

The Notebook is covering Cannes with an on-going correspondence between critic Leonardo Goi and editor Daniel Kasman.Lux ÆternaDear Leo,I’m quite a bit more ambivalent about Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Hollywood than you. Its violent climactic revision of 1969 Hollywood history seems like a much thinner, cheaper, and as you (positively) indicate, more nostalgic version of the ballsy visions of finishing off Nazi Germany and slavery in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. I’m still thinking my way through this culmination, and especially how as a concept I’m quite suspicious, yet I couldn’t help but find the ending (of a Tarantino movie!) very touching.Last minute additions to the Cannes lineup are de rigueur at this festival, which not only announces films finished in the nick of time, but also add the spice of unpredictability to the final days before the festival. Among
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