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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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    Cannes 2012: Lee Daniels Is Trying To Keep "The Butler" PG13; Listen To Full "The Paperboy" Press Conference

    As Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival today, continues to divide audiences who were present for the screening, I thought you might like to listen to the full press conference the cast and crew of the film held immediately after today's m...

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    CANNES 2012: Carlos Reygadas' POST TENEBRAS LUX

    Narrative is the devil in Carlos Reygadas’s baffling and intoxicating "Post tenebras lux."

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    Cannes 2012 - Watch 3 Clips From Ken Burns "The Central Park Five" Doc

    Sergio already sang the praises of this documentary last week, so I'll just summarize what he said before sending you over to the clips.

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