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    Cannes Panel: Studios Fight Piracy While Indies Embrace Digital Future

    The future of digital entertainment panel at the America Pavilion at Cannes Saturday revealed a telling change in approach to battling piracy by the studios and the indies.

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    Cannes: Gerard Depardieu Is Well-Cast in Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome To New York' (TRAILER)

    At the start of last night's premiere screening of Abel Ferrara's "Welcome To New York," projected onto a screen in a tent on the Carlton Beach, Gerard Depardieu revealed in a brief on-screen interview why he had agreed to play a character who, for all intents and purposes, is disgraced former IMF c...

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    Cannes Review: Twisty, Inventive, Hilarious Korean Cop Thriller ‘A Hard Day’ Is A Total Blast

    The relationship of Cannes to genre cinema is a slightly thorny and contradictory one: while critics exhausted by trying to draw Shakespearean parallels from the latest three-hour long auteurist magnum opus retreat thankfully into the few straight-up thrillers and horrors that get their time on the ...

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    Cannes Review: Tommy Lee Jones’ Awkwardly Interesting ‘The Homesman’ Co-Starring Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep

    Eight years ago (gosh, was it really that long?), Tommy Lee Jones made his long-awaited feature directorial debut with the contemporary neo-western “The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada.” The film premiered at Cannes, and proved a big hit there, winning a Best Actor trophy for Jones, and a Best S...

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    Sex, Soul Searching & a Naked Gerard Depardieu: Abel Ferrara's DSK Drama 'Welcome to New York' is Bonkers

    A deliriously entertaining political cartoon in B-movie clothing, Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York" puts Dominique Strauss-Kahn's sex scandal under the microscope.

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    Cannes Review: Insightful, Layered Teen Drama ‘Respire’ Directed By Melanie Laurent

    here is a significant danger in premiering a female-led French-language adolescence tale with a lesbian slant on the Croisette the year after “Blue is the Warmest Color” won the Palme(s) in such memorable style. But it’s a danger that Melanie Laurent’s “Respire,” one of our pleasantest Cannes surpri...

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    Cannes Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy & Isabelle Huppert

    The existence of "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" is one of the strangest things in recent American cinema. A first time writer-director, Ned Benson, managed to attract a killer cast at his first time at bat. The film, a New York-set relationship drama, was conceived, shot and screened at TIFF a...

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    Cannes Review: Snappily Made, Darkly Funny 'Wild Tales' Announces A Sparkling New Talent

    The portmanteau picture has never been popular, exactly, but it feels like even in recent years, the form has fallen out of favor. The "[Place Name] I Love You" series ends up with increasingly diminishing returns, horror movies like "Trick'R'Treat" and "V/H/S" reach a fraction of the audience that ...

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