Cannes starts today. Some of the movies I'm most excited for:Cosmopolis
by David Cronenberg. Based on the Don Delillo novel. I love Cronenberg, and this is right in his wheelhouse (sports metaphor to mitigate dorkiness!)
Amour by Michael Haneke. Love him or hate him, Haneke always makes movies worth talking about. And he's back working with the always-awesome Isabelle Huppert in this one.
Killing Them Softly by Andrew Dominik. "The Assassination of Jesse James..." director's new movie about a mob enforcer.
Mekong Hotel by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Pretty much guaranteed to be weird and awesome.
and of course a whole bunch of others (Lawless, On the Road, Rust & Bone, etc etc)
Full rundown: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-cannes-film-festival-2012-cheat-sheet-html,0,2178611.htmlstory