“Unlike its counterpart at the Academy Awards, the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival (set to begin Wednesday, 5.17) is the place where suspense comes to die. The only filmmakers who reliably attend the Cannes award ceremonies are winners of the festival’s various prizes, so all a savvy observer really needs is a passing knowledge of the films, and an unobstructed view of the limos, to figure out who’ll be going home with the coveted Palme d’Or.” — John Anderson in Sunday’s (5.14) N.Y. Times.