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Cannes Film Festival

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    Cannes Review: David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Is Both An Excellent Adaptation & A Rich, Complex Character Study

    "Cosmopolis," an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s typically provocative novel of the same name, is the first feature film since 1999's "eXistenZ" that filmmaker David Cronenberg has directed and scripted. This in part explains why "Cosmopolis" is such a triumph: it’s both an exceptional adaptation and a ...

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    CANNES: Sundance Selects Nabs U.S. Rights to Ken Loach's 'The Angels' Share'

    Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Ken Loach's "The Angels' Share," which screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week.

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    Cannes Review: Leos Carax's 'Holy Motors' Is An Anything Goes Stew Of Big Ideas That Doesn't Always Work

    Hilarious and dull, fascinating and pretentious, there is no doubt that Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" is memorable. Whether it's actually any good is up for debate. Bold and confounding in equal measure, Carax's first feature in over a decade is less a movie than a collection of s...

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    Cannes 2012: Raoul Peck Talks Cinema As A Power Trip & Giving The Under-Represented A Voice

    We have no right to speak in the name of others without legitimacy. Africa, for example, often serves as a backdrop in movies. Yet we see nothing of Africa, we don’t understand its problems. I think that we must get accustomed, and accustom our audiences, to other viewpoints. To adopt thi...

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    'Aqui y Alla' Leads Critics' Week Winners

    "Aqui y Alla" -- the debut film from Spanish director Antonio Mendez Esparza -- has received the Nespresso Grand Prize from the 51st Critics' Week.

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    Cannes Critics Week: Antonio Mendez Esparza's "Aquí y Allá" Takes Top Prize

    Cannes Critics Week showcases the first and second works of filmmakers. Spanish director Antonio Mendez Esparza's feature debut, "Aquí y Allá," has taken the top prize - the Nespresso Grand Prize (won by Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter" last year), reports Variety...

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    Cannes 2012: Lee Daniels' Nasty 'Paperboy' Reviews In A Poem

    Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" has arrived at Cannes, and it's receiving quite a reception. With stars like Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey and Macy Grey, it was always going to get attention. But critics are having a field day with its pulpy content.

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    CANNES 2012: Philip Kaufman Talks Tumultuous Romances and Trying Out TV With 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

    It's been almost five decades since Philip Kaufman first came to Cannes with his 1964 debut "Goldstein," an indie comedy co-directed by Benjamin Manaster. In the time since, his varied work has encompassed wide-ranging themes, from the multiple Academy Award-nominated test pilot s...

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    "There's Freedom In Bondage": 12 Things Learned At Cannes About 'Moonrise Kingdom' & Wes Anderson's Hyper-Controlled Style

    Having received some of his best reviews in years, Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" made a grand debut opening the Cannes Film Festival in style last week. By all accounts (including one very positive review of our own), Anderson's latest picture and first live-action film in five...

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    Cannes: Andrew Dominik On The Violence, Politics & Look Of 'Killing Them Softly' With Brad Pitt

    In what turned out to be a banner year for the movies, "The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" ended up somewhat overshadowed. As fellow neo-Westerns "There Will Be Blood" and "No Country For Old Men" swept up plaudits and Oscars, the picture, the second by Australian director A...

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