The 2018 Cannes Film Festival slate is so weak, so unexciting, so “are they kidding?” I’ve already paid for my Cannes voyage — RT airfare (LA to NY, NY to Paris), Paris-to-Cannes train ticket, Paris Airbnb, Cannes rental, etc. If I could take it all back and drop it into my bank without excessive sweat or hassle, I would be seriously tempted. It just doesn’t seem worth the outlay. I’d much rather invest in Telluride, which I was going to sidestep in order to save funds.