Movies: The Art of Burning Bush

Michael Moore whipped Cannes into an inferno with Fahrenheit 9/11, but did he make a good film?

The beautiful people were back. After a lackluster 2003 session of mediocre films and low celebrity wattage, this year's Cannes Film Festival atoned in substance and style. It boasted a stronger slate of movies (potent new works from Pedro Almodovar, Wong Kar-wai, Zhang Yimou and Jean-Luc Godard) and burst with star power under the brilliant Riviera sun. Waving from the red-carpeted steps of the Grand Palais were your Hankses and Diazes, your Brad Pitts and Mike Myerses--enough representatives of the rich and famous to fill a Cabala convention.

For all those eight-figure earners, the largest presence at this French film fete...

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