Cannes Film Festival: At Cannes, the latest from Pixar and a previous Palme D’Or winner

7:00 a.m. I wake up with my left eye swollen almost completely shut. I shoot A.A. Dowd an email telling him that I can’t see the Main Competition entry The Measure Of A Man, about which I will later hear good things. I bike into Cannes with no peripheral vision on my left. At the Grand Théâtre Lumière, I am relieved to learn that Inside Out is not screening in 3-D.

11:30 a.m. Pixar’s manic Inside Out (Grade: B) trades the wordless gracefulness and sense of discovery of the animation studio’s best work for explanatory voice-over and nonstop exposition. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that, plot-wise, this is the most abstract thing Pixar has ever done: a movie set over 72 hours inside the head of an 11-year old girl named Riley, as her emotions scramble to deal …

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