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    How the Robert Pattinson Vehicle 'Cosmopolis' Appeals to David Cronenberg Fans (And Nobody Else)

    How the Robert Pattinson Vehicle 'Cosmopolis' Appeals to David Cronenberg Fans (And Nobody Else)

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    CANNES: Does The Palme d'Or Ever Equal Box Office Receipts?

    Whatever wins the Palme d’Or this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, statistics say that the prize offers no assurance of box office success. The last 10 winners totaled just $173.9 million in North America, with a whopping $119.2 million (69%) coming from Michael Moore’s 2004 winner &...

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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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