End Times: Violence and Destruction at Cannes 2013

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • May 9, 2013 9:15 AM
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There's nothing like the world's most prestigious film festival to take the pulse of our collective consciousness. And if you look closely at this year's films, the results are downright brutal, with themes of violence, collapse and destruction dominating at least half of this year's competition films, most notably Nicholas Winding Refn's latest study in human cruelty and quasi-redemption, "Only God Forgives," and Takashi Miike's "Shields of Straw," a violent story of vigilante justice,

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