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    CANNES 2012 | 'Lawless' Director John Hillcoat on Violence, Genre and Moralist Filmmaking

    Australian director John Hillcoat may not seem the most obvious choice to direct "Lawless," a Prohibition-era thriller set in the American South based on Matt Bondurant's 2008 novel "The Wettest County in the World." But Hillcoat has more ties to the U.S. than expected: He gr...

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    Kanye West To Premiere A New "Art Film" Titled "Cruel Summer" At Cannes

    Apparently Kanye West directed a short film, an "art film" is how it's being described, titled titled Cruel Summer.

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    CANNES 2012 | Xavier, Anyways: Quebec's Dolan On Making 'Laurence,' Returning to Cannes and Going Hollywood

    It's been four years since Xavier Dolan first came to the Cannes Film Festival. Only 19 at the time, he quickly gained international admiration after his film, "I Killed My Mother," swept the awards of the festival's Director's Fortnight section.

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    Wes Anderson Talks 'Moonrise Kingdom' and Joining the Cannes Auteur Pantheon; "I'm not actually au courant"

    Wes Anderson is a bit dazzled by the Cannes treatment. Having never come to the fest, he got word in Paris that "Moonrise Kingdom" was not only invited to the official selection, but for opening night. Sacre Bleu! And not just as an out-of-competition slot, but in the competition, too.

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    EXCLUSIVE CANNES CLIP: Bronx Taggers in Adam Leon's 'Gimme the Loot'

    I caught up with SXSW Narrative Grand Jury Prize-winner "Gimme the Loot" just before Cannes; it's playing in Un Certain Regard. What made this DIY film grab festival gatekeepers' attention? Well, it helps that director Adam Leon is the step-son of 42 West PR honcho Leslee Dart; but...

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    Cannes Review: Over The Top 'Broken' Starring Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy Can't Get It Together

    There is a difference between a kitchen sink drama and a drama that includes everything but the kitchen sink, and unfortunately for "Broken," it's more of the latter than the former. Marking the feature debut by theater director Rufus Norris and with Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear among t...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Matteo Garrone's 'Reality' is a Horrific Spin on 'Big Brother' Obsessions

    "Reality" makes the case that society renders everyone impossibly small. The first and last shots of Matteo Garrone's drama take place from extreme heights that make their focal point blend with their surroundings. Everything in frame takes on the dimensions of a dollhouse, as if the I...

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    CANNES: With 'The Oath of Tobruk' Pick-Up Is Harvey Weinstein Creating His Own Ad Campaign for Obama's Re-Election?

    Always one to wrestle his films into the popular conversation, Weinstein Co. co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been indulging his activist streak at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. On the heels of acquiring U.S. rights to the Osama bin Laden takedown project “Code Name: Geronimo,” which ma...

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    Cannes Market: Elizabeth Banks Stars in Alan Ball's 'What's the Matter with Margie?'

    A hit like "The Hunger Games" lifts all boats, and comedic actress Elizabeth Banks is one of them. She's set to star in "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball's next dark comedy, "What's the Matter with Margie," which Myriad Pictures i...

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    Cannes Clips: 'Killing Them Softly,' 'On The Road,' 'Lawless,' Mud,' 'The Paper Boy,' & Many More

    Right now and for the next week or so, a few hundred lucky film critics (including representatives of The Playlist) are at the Cannes Film Festival where they get to see some of the most anticipated films of the year all within a few days of each other. But what are the rest of us to do? Sure, "Moon...

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