Sunday, May 19, 2024

Cannes Announcement Likely Not to Include Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”– As Reported Here April 9th


The trade magazines are starting to predict the announcement of films at Cannes this year.

The official announcement comes on Thursday, just before the Mueller report is released. What a day!

I told you on April 9th that Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” was not ready, was not a lock, and would not be announced. The film isn’t ready.

Now the trades are backing off “Once Upon a Time.” Remember when one of them insisted it would play on May 21st, the 25th anniversary of “Pulp Fiction” at Cannes?

Now we’re hearing a list of usual suspects– Almodovar, Malick, Loach. As for the latter: no one in America cares about Ken Loach. No one in America has ever cared about him. He’s also a supporter of the BDS (Big Dumb Shits) who are anti-Israel. So we can skip him. ( doesn’t even monitor his films. LOL.)

I know that Thierry Fremaux has many terrific titles up his sleeve. And Tarantino? Like I’ve said before, a wet print can dry on the flight over.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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