Friday, May 15, 2015

Cannes 2015: 'Standing Tall' Review

This year's Cannes opener, Standing Tall, elicited such responses from journalists as "Well, at least it's not as bad as Grace of Monaco from last year." This French social drama is perfectly adequate as a portrait of the country's juvenile-delinquent system. But it doesn't hold up well to scrutiny. I reviewed the film for Paste.