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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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    The Other Cannes: What's For Sale at the Market? Hathaway, Timberlake, Troubled 'Jane' and a Bollywood Remake of 'Rambo'

    As the Cannes Film Festival begins its 11-day run, the Cannes Market is busily bombarding foreign buyers with a host of films -- some completed, some only exist as footage, some don't exist at all and may never come to fruition. First up, films boasting big names like Anne Hathaway, Justin Timberlak...

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    10 Movies Booed At Cannes

    If the Cannes Film Festival is known for one thing, it's the festival's close proximity to topless beaches. But if it's known for two things, it's the emotional, emphatic responses that usually greet the films. These reactions come from audiences that are unafraid to tell the film (and the filmmaker...

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    Cannes: Why Directors Fortnight Didn't Decide On Its Lineup Until the Last Second

    The Cannes Festival's official competition may garner more attention, but the Directors Fortnight provides a hip alternative. With just 21 features, Fortnight offers a leaner take on the latest noteworthy cinema from around the world, but that doesn't make artistic director Édouard Waintrop's job an...

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    Film Critics To Follow on Twitter During Cannes 2013

    Ten critics just weren't enough this year, so we're giving you a big list.

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