I'm usually more focused on the film end of the Cannes Film Festival, as that's the reason most are in attendance at the glorious event. Interestingly enough, I find myself equally fascinated by the jury that is forming around jury head Robert De Niro. Last year, one of the only major stars on the jury was Kate Beckinsale, which isn't saying especially that much. This year gives us a wide variety of photogenic and talented stars like Jude Law and Uma Thurman. As much as it pleases me to have Law, Thurman and De Niro in the same room, it's not the same as them being in the same film. However, I find myself far more intrigued and appeased with the addition of director Olivier Assayas, the man behind last year's brisk 5-hour masterpiece Carlos. It's wonderful to know who is calling the shots at this wonderful occasion, and it gives us something of a clear window to look through.