Sight and Sound published their Cosmopolis coverage from Cannes. It includes a new still of Eric tie-less and pensive, a lengthy essay and review. We’ve highlighted some of these parts but you can read everything in its entirety from the scans in the gallery.
Highlights from the review:
- The film wants to penetrate the psyche of a man of modern appetites, someone who’s tasted is all so young and who now thrills to losing it all.
- [Pattinson’s] wide eyes look increasingly haunted, his girlish lips snarl and snap out the lines with the diminishing conviction of a man losing faith.
- This is not an easy film to watch because it puts an affect-free world on screen until near its end, when Packer gets to the base of his disorder and emotion is given some rein at last.
- They called the limo space claustrophobic and it made me think of chauffeur Deb’s review about the angles in Cosmopolis.
- [Cosmopolis] may yet turn out to be a blueprint for things we’d rather avoid but have to face.