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    The 10 Best Things Sofia Coppola and Emma Watson Said at the 'Bling Ring' Cannes Press Conference

    The last time Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola hit up La Croisette to unveil a new work, 2006's "Marie Antoinette," the Hollywood royal child was met with boos. History didn't repeat itself when "The Bling Ring" kicked off the Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this morning after screening to a pac...

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    Cannes: Teens Living Dangerously in Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' and Francois Ozon's 'Young and Beautiful'

    Teen life is both among the prevalent focuses of contemporary cinema and a topic most readily understood. Mainstream teen movies tend to resemble the teen naivete rather than exploring the more complicated world that surrounds it. Made outside that system, Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" and Franco...

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    Cannes Review: Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' A Mostly Empty Exercise In Excess

    American cinema seems preoccupied with the emptiness of excess, at least in the first half of 2013. Baz Luhrmann luxuriates in the meaningless wealth of "The Great Gatsby," while Harmony Korine put his own twisted spin on the dark soul of the American dream in "Spring Breakers." And now comes Sofia ...

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    The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'The Bling Ring'

    The director of "Lost in Translation" is back with a new movie -- here's what the critics at Cannes are saying about it so far.

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    Cannes Review: Ari Folman's Part-Animated 'The Congress' Is Overstuffed And Overwritten, But Sort Of Fascinating

    Ari Folman's "The Congress" aka "Robin Wright at The Congress" aka "Reviewer's Nightmare" (last title mine) opens the director's fortnight at Cannes this evening and screened for a group of alternately beguiled and baffled press this morning. Evoking Miyazaki and perhaps on-form Gilliam in its best ...

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    Buy A Damn Clip-On: How to Navigate the Cannes Film Festival's Opening Night

    Cannes celebrates the superficiality of posh, luxurious spectacles while forcing its guests to struggle through the chaos.

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    Cannes Review: 'Heli' A Beautifully Shot But Despairing Look At Corrupted Lives

    "Now you'll get to know God in the land of the damned," a military police officer threatens chillingly midway through "Heli." But this is just further confirmation of where things are going, as the movie makes it clear from the start that it's headed down a bracing path in which neither animals nor ...

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    Watch: Trailer for James Franco's William Faulkner Adaptation and Cannes Pick 'As I Lay Dying'

    Drama runs high in the new trailer for James Franco's William Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying." While the trailer makes the film look like an intense edge-of-your-seat drama, Faulkner's modernist prose is often seen as hard to translate into film adaptations.

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    Spielberg and Competition Jury Tell It Like It Is in Cannes

    "We're going to make this all up as we go. The good news is that I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful event," said jury president Steven Spielberg in Cannes. Introduced by the hosts of a festival-produced TV program that is broadcast throughout the Palais des Festivals as the "world's most famou...

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    WATCH: James Toback's Cannes Documentary 'Seduced and Abandoned' Talks to Scorsese, Coppola, Bertolucci and Polanski (VIDEO)

    Check out this clip from James Toback's Cannes documentary "Seduced and Abandoned," which follows the director and buddy Alec Baldwin as they adventure through the wilds of the Croisette, looking for funding for a new project. In the clip, Toback speaks with big names like Martin Scorsese, Francis F...

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