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James Bond, ‘Before’ Trilogy and the Anti-’Twilight’ Star in the 10 Best Movie Stories of the Week

before trilogy celineThis past week was a bit slow in terms of movie news thanks to the holiday, but there’s always plenty to talk about. Over the past seven days we found reasons to discuss the performances of Peter Cushing, the significance of Medium Cool (one of my faves) and of course the entirety (so far) of the Before (Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight) and Fast and Furious franchises. Meanwhile we wrapped up our 2013 Cannes coverage, consumed all of the long-awaited new episodes of Arrested Development and found new reasons to look forward to the future work of Sam Mendes, Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Doctor Who beauty Karen Gillan, who has just been announced as being cast as a villain in Guardians of the Galaxy. I’ve highlighted a bunch of FSR’s content from the past seven days along with two outside links to notable pieces from our friends. As usual, if you have or know of a movie-related (or TV-related) piece of news commentary or feature that I should include in the Reject Recap, please send it my way. Start your weekend right after the jump. The Anti-Twilight Is the 2nd Best Film at Cannes 2013 “As materially strange as one would expect a vampire film from Jim Jarmusch to be, Only Lovers Left Alive …is a winner largely because of Jarmusch’s pithy script, which ably integrates these centuries-old characters into the contemporary milieu of Detroit. Unexpectedly, it’s also a laugh riot, delivering some of the year’s heartiest laughs amid its dark backdrop, which are sure