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Cannes Review: The Mind Heals The Soul In Meandering & Unsatisfying 'Jimmy P.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 18, 2013 10:45 AM
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If Freddie Quell came back from World War II as an unhinged animal, Jimmy Picard (Benicio Del Toro) is the polar opposite, an intensely quiet but no less wounded man, who is out of sorts in post-war America. But he is also a Native American, which brings to his life a whole set of experiences (especially at the time) foreign to common understanding, giving his plight an extra layer of complexity. And it's within this milieu that Arnaud Desplechin presents the true story "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)," a picture that meanders and focuses far too heavily on its subtitle, rather than on its two lead characters, who are presented with promise, but are ultimately left underdeveloped.

First Look At Roman Polanski's Cannes Contender 'Venus In Fur' With Emmanuelle Seigner & Mathieu Amalric

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 6:06 PM
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It's always a weird time in the lead up to the Cannes Film Festival, with arthouse news clashing with the latest intel from the summer blockbuster slate. So, keeping that in mind, we're taking a quick break to give you the first look at Roman Polanski's "Venus In Fur."

New Pics Of Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric In Arnaud Desplechin's Cannes Contender 'Jimmy P.'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 19, 2013 5:59 PM
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While speculating last month which films would make this year's Cannes Film Festival, we pegged Arnaud Desplechin's "Jimmy Picard" as one of the strong contenders. Well, sure enough, there it is listed among the films in competition, albeit under the new, longer title of "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)." The movie stars Benicio Del Toro and Matthieu Amalric, and we've now got a batch of new images from the film ahead of its Cannes bow next month.

Mathieu Amalric Replaces Louis Garrel In Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 9:15 AM
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When the next Roman Polanski film, "Venus In Fur," was first announced in September, it was reported that shooting would take place in Paris in November. Well, the schedule got delayed a bit, but cameras are now rolling. However the production has seen the co-star get swapped out.

First Look At Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric In Arnaud Desplechin's 'Jimmy Picard'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 1:47 PM
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French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin doesn't exactly work quickly, and it's coming on five years since 2008's excellent "A Christmas Tale," his longest gap between films yet, but the good news is that not only is shooting underway on his next effort, some early pics have emerged as well. 

Exclusive: New Images Of Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 2:36 PM
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Eric Packer is having a bad day. With the financial markets in turmoil, unease in the streets, a marriage that's crumbling and more, his odyssey across Manhattan to get a haircut will take him on an adventure he never expected. Welcome to David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis."

Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric Set To Star In Arnaud Desplechin’s Latest Drama ‘Jimmy Picard'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 15, 2012 11:20 AM
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In what could be seen as a sort of seasonal and spiritual companion piece to Olivier Assayas’ 2008 film “Summer Hours,” director Arnaud Desplechin’s film “A Christmas Tale” quietly dazzled with its warm infusion of family dynamics and melancholic themes of aging and forgiveness. Sadly, not much has been heard from Desplechin since that film’s release, but recently news of his latest project has materialized, along with main casting of another actor out of the spotlight for some time as well.

Venice '11 Review: 'Persepolis' Follow-Up 'Chicken With Plums' Is Amiable & Pretty, But Twee & Thin

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 3, 2011 5:12 AM
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It can be difficult to shift from animation to live-action direction; the processes are very different, and even an accomplished animation helmer can sometimes be undone once they're faced with cameras, actors and the breakneck schedule of a feature film shoot, as opposed to the multi-year process that produces a feature cartoon. Some have managed it, Tim Burton being the most obvious example (at first, anyway...) and Pixar dons Brad Bird and Andrew Stanton are both hoping to make the leap in the next few months. But it's got to be even harder to go from working in graphic novels, to animation, to live-action, but that's been the path for Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud in the last few years.

Juliette Binoche & Mathieu Amalric Join David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 11:47 AM
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Update #2: A press release from Canadian distributors Entertainment One now confirms the casting of Juliette Binoche and Mathieu Amalric in "Cosmopolis."

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