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    Cannes Review Roundup: Robert Redford Keeps Things Afloat in Chandor's Dire Existential Adventure 'All Is Lost'

    Reviews are coming in from Cannes for J.C. Chandor's ("Margin Call") second feature, "All Is Lost," a virtually dialogue-free adventure starring Robert Redford as a man battling the ocean elements solo on his boat. Reactions are largely positive, praising Redford's "tour de force" performance and Ch...

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    Ghosts, Pornographic Cock Talk, Bitch Switches & Art & Violence As Penetration: Highlights From The ‘Only God Forgives’ Cannes Press Conference

    “Only God Forgives,” Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest collaboration with Ryan Gosling just let out in Cannes this morning and the conversations on Twitter are heated and polarizing. There’s either love or loathing in the air and not a lot in between. Many are remarking that it’s similar in tone to Refn...

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    'Only God Forgives' Director Nicolas Winding Refn at Cannes: 'I have a fetish for violent images' (No Kidding)

    Nicolas Winding Refn might have expressed disdain in 2011 for Lars von Trier's infamous Nazi remarks at Cannes, but the fellow Danish auteur is no less a provocateur, as evidenced by his bleak, ultra-violent Palme d'Or contender "Only God Forgives," which premiered this morning at the festival, and ...

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    The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'Only God Forgives'

    What critics are saying/tweeting about the new film from the director and star of "Drive."

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    Kristin Scott Thomas Talks 'Only God Forgives' at Cannes: 'This kind of film is really not my thing'

    "She has no problem turning on the bitch switch," said Nicolas Winding Refn of Kristin Scott Thomas in Cannes today. No kidding. In the writer-director's ultra-violent Palme d'Or contender "Only God Forgives" (he won Best Director at the festival in 2011), Scott Thomas does deviates from the upper c...

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    Cannes: Robert Redford's Strangest Role of His Career Is In J.C. Chandor's 'All Is Lost'

    J.C. Chandor's flashy directorial debut "Margin Call" contained a complicated plot involving financial turmoil, an ensemble of name actors and numerous locations. His followup, "All Is Lost," takes place at the complete opposite end of the production scale: Robert Redford spends its entire duration ...

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    Cannes: Guillaume Canet's 'Blood Ties' Starring Marion Cotillard and Clive Owen Coming to Theaters Via Roadside Attractions

    Guillaume Canet's Cannes thriller (and English language debut following "Tell No One" and "Little White Lies") "Blood Thriller" has landed with Lionsgate. The studio will release it through its sister company Roadside Attractions.

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    Cannes Review: 'Only God Forgives' Stretches Refn's Neon-Noir Style Over Too Little Oedipal, Amoral Substance

    With the weight of expectation behind it, Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Only God Forgives” was never going to be able to deliver the same neon blue jolt of surprise that thrilled through the 2011 Cannes crowd at the first screening of “Drive.” But the audience in attendance today was prepped and primed, a...

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    Strand Buys Sexy Un Certain Regard Hit 'Stranger By the Lake'

    Strand Buys Sexy Un Certain Regard Hit 'Stranger By the Lake'

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    Keanu Reeves' Directorial Debut Goes to RADiUS Out of Cannes

    RADiUS - TWC is on a roll at Cannes, announcing today that the company has acquired North American rights to Keanu Reeves' directorial debut "Man of Tai Chai," days after nabbing the Directors' Fortnight thriller "Blue Ruin." Their Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling-starring Palme d'Or contender "On...

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