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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Is Going to Cannes, So Does That Mean It’s Good? — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Plus: We debate a whole bunch of new movies opening this week, from "You Were Never Really Here" to "Chappaquiddick."



The Cannes Film Festival is over a month away, but we’re already starting to get a sense for how the year’s highest-profile film festival will shape up. The past few days brought a pair of big updates: Opening night entry “Everybody Knows,” the Spanish language debut from Iran’s Asghar Farhadi, combines a world-class director with the star power of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. That should surprise no one. More heads were turned with the news that “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will play in an out of competition slot as well. So does this mean that the young Han Solo movie, beset with problems that included the firing of the original directors is…you know, good? It’s too early to say, but there are some clues worth digging through at this point.

These revelations are among the topics in the latest episode of Screen Talk, which also finds co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson exploring several new releases and the box office success of “Ready Player One.”

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