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Lukas Moodysson's "We Are the Best!": "If You Don't Like It, Then F*ck Off"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 30, 2014 10:33 AM
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Reviewing Lukas Moodysson's punk-rock movie with a punk-rock attitude.

Seth MacFarlane Beats Critics to the Punch With Bad Reviews of "A Million Ways to Die in the West"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 28, 2014 11:16 AM
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  • 2 Comments
But not even MacFarlane's fake headlines can capture reviewers' apathetic response to his dull Western comedy.

Critics Go Crazy for Xavier Dolan's "Mommy," Unless It Drives Them Nuts

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 24, 2014 12:57 PM
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  • 3 Comments
The 25-year-old director, already a Cannes veteran, has drawn ecstatic reviews for his fifth movie, and some pointedly skeptical ones.

"X-Men" Can Wait: See "The Immigrant" First

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 23, 2014 3:56 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"The Immigrant," with Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard, has drawn some of the most impassioned reviews of the year, but you won't have long to see it.

Will Kristen Stewart Finally Get Her Due With "Clouds of Sils Maria"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 23, 2014 11:53 AM
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  • 24 Comments
The "Twilight" actress has made several bids to be considered as a "serious" actress. Sounds like this one might finally stick.

First Reviews for "Edge of Tomorrow": "This Is Why We Go to the Movies"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 22, 2014 8:14 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Tom Cruise fights aliens one day at a time in the underbuzzed blockbuster.

With "Goodbye to Language," Jean-Luc Godard Goes 3D

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 21, 2014 2:40 PM
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The 83-year-old Godard shows James Cameron and co. a whole new way to use stereoscopic photography.

Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut, "Lost River," Is a "Film Maudit Crapocalypse"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 20, 2014 10:07 AM
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  • 1 Comment
The line to get into Gosling's first feature was insane even by Cannes' standards, but most critics came out of the movie regretting the wait.

"Two Days, One Night" Puts Marion Cotillard in the Lead for Cannes' Acting Honors

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 20, 2014 9:47 AM
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  • 1 Comment
And some critics say Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes' taut drama could win them an unprecedented third Palme d'Or.

"Foxcatcher" Starts the Oscar Race at Cannes, Like It or Not

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 19, 2014 1:48 PM
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Virtually unrecognizable behind a fake nose and altered voice, Steve Carell wowed critics who got a first look at Bennet Miller's long-awaited movie.