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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.

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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  • 0 Comments
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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  • 0 Comments
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.

"It Follows" Leads Cannes' New Discoveries

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 19, 2014 9:33 AM
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A microbudget horror movie about a sexually transmitted curse has drowned out the buzz of some of Cannes' hottest titles.

Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" Polarizes at Cannes, But Defenders Call It His Best in a Decade

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 18, 2014 8:52 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Cronenberg's Hollywood satire isn't for everyone, but those it's for, it's *really* for.

A Lengthy Ovation Pushes Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" to the Front of Cannes' Pack

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 16, 2014 4:56 PM
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  • 0 Comments
But some critics found the three-hour tale of privileged ennui simply a snooze.

Cannes Critics Flee Atom Egoyan's "The Captive"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 16, 2014 10:47 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Although it has a few defenders, most see the movie about the search for Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos' kidnapped daughter as further proof of Egoyan's downward slide.

Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner": Cannes' First Masterpiece

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 15, 2014 1:45 PM
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Critics say Mike Leigh's portrait of the British painter may be the best film of his career.