Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cannes 2015: 'The Sea of Trees' Review

I wasn't there for the world premiere of The Sea of Trees, but by the time I attended the second screening (just a couple hours later), I'd heard about all the boos that had rained down. Is Gus Van Sant's latest that bad? No, not at all. Is it any good? No. This tale of two men (Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe) wandering through Japan's "suicide forest" turns out to be sappy in all the wrong ways. My review is up at Paste.