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Watch: 30-Minute Cannes Press Conference For 'Maps To The Stars' With Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 27, 2014 2:01 PM
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Maps To The Stars
When you’re a director like David Cronenberg at the Cannes Film Festival, and you're movie stars actors such as John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, and Mia Wasikowska, it’s only natural to have a lot of attention get thrown your way. At the press conference for Cronenberg’s latest film “Maps to the Stars,” a movie that’s about the fear, desperation, and greed that runs rampant in Hollywood, the cast receives the same type of attention that the movie’s central characters are so desperate to obtain.

Listen: Tracks From ‘The Rover’ Soundtrack Including Tortoise, Colin Stetson, William Basinski & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 23, 2014 2:00 PM
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The Rover
You wouldn’t think of a barren, sun-scorched movie like David Michod’s “The Rover” having much in the way of recognizable music in it. And it doesn’t really. The movie has an original score by Antony Partos (“Animal Kingdom”) that’s said to be droning, discordant and moodily ambient. But the movie also includes score, sound design and song pieces from Sam Petty, the sound designer/musician on Michod’s “Animal Kingdom” and projects like "Hesher," "Lore" and "The Grandmaster."

Robert Pattinson Says He Shoots Olivier Assayas' Gangster Pic 'Idol's Eye' In November

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2014 10:53 AM
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Assayas, Pattinson
It has already been a busy 2014 for Robert Pattinson, and he's not slowing down any time soon. The actor will be leaving the Cannes Film Festival feeling pretty good, receiving good notices both "The Rover" (review here) and "Maps To The Stars" (review here). And not only does he have promising projects in the can and still to come — Werner Herzog's "Queen Of The Desert" and Anton Corbijn's "Life" — on the horizon he has James Gray's "The Lost City Of Z" and a possible project with Harmony Korine. And now you can add a movie with Olivier Assayas to the list.

Cannes Review: David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' With Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska & Julianne Moore

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2014 4:21 PM
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Maps To The Stars
Real talk: it's been quite a while since David Cronenberg made something truly satisfying. "Cosmopolis" has a few defenders, "A Dangerous Method" not so much, and while there's stuff to like in "Spider," "A History Of Violence" and "Eastern Promises," all felt compromised to some degree or other. Indeed, the truly unfiltered Cronenberg picture, one where bits fall off people or people try to have sex with orifices not traditionally used for any sexual act, seems like something of a distant memory at this point.

Werner Herzog Talks His 1979 Classic ‘Nosferatu The Vampyre,’ Respect For ‘Twilight,’ & His Mad Idea For A Children’s Book

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 17, 2014 3:22 PM
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Nosferatu The Vampyre
For many reasons, Werner Herzog’s 1979 vampire tale “Nosferatu the Vampyre” is a classic effort in the prolific filmmaker’s body of work, not least of which because it features Klaus Kinski, Herzog’s legendary muse and tempestuous collaborator, at his most tranquil and genuinely creepy. “It was clear there would never be a vampire of his caliber ever again,” Herzog said of Kinski at L.A.’s Cinefamily last night, where the little-seen German language version of the film begins a weeklong 35mm run today. “I do not need to see the vampire films of the future. I still know Kinski will be the best, at least for four or five centuries.”

Cannes Review: David Michod's 'The Rover' Starring Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 17, 2014 8:53 AM
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Having proven, with the terrific “Animal Kingdom,” that he could take a potentially small story of desperate men and blow it up into something much grander, David Michod attempts something like the opposite with “The Rover,” taking the epic, sweeping backdrop of a post-apocalyptic, dusty Australian desert, and turning in a tiny two-hander road movie, that is as spartan as its predecessor was operatic. It’s a mark of just what a talent the director is, then, that he can, on the evidence of this morning’s Cannes press screening, turn in such distinctive and compelling work in either register. Because “The Rover” which admittedly plays right into our wheelhouse, is a fascinating movie, flawed but occasionally brilliant, and it’s also not at all the film we were expecting. Bleak, brutal and unrelentingly nihilist, and with only sporadic flashes of the blackest, most mordant humor to lighten the load, it feels parched, like the story has simply boiled away in the desert heat and all that’s left are its desiccated bones. In a good way.

Olivier Assayas Says Robert Pattinson Will Feature In His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2014 4:00 PM
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Assayas, Pattinson
For his post-"Twilight" career, Robert Pattinson has been quickly racing to establish himself as an actor instead of a heartthrob, using his cachet join a variety of projects with auteurs at the helm. He's got two David Cronenberg movies under his belt, another with David Michod, and more coming from Werner Herzog and Anton Corbijn. And that's not to mention a possible project with Harmony Korine, and if all goes according to plan, he'll kick off 2015 working with James Gray on "The Lost City Of Z." And that's not all.

Exclusive: U.S. Theatrical Poster For Cannes Thriller 'The Rover' Plus David Michod's Director's Statement

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 13, 2014 11:02 AM
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The Rover
Already one of our 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the good news is that unlike many films unspooling on the Croisette, we won't have to wait too long to see "The Rover" in theatres at home. Arriving just in time to provide a smart summer antidote to the variety of big screen blockbusters on display, David Michod's latest promises a unique sun-cooked thriller, and today we have the exclusive look at the U.S. theatrical poster for the film.

Watch: New Trailer For David Cronenberg's Cannes Pic 'Maps To The Stars' Starring Robert Pattinson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2014 11:53 AM
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Maps To The Stars
Yes, Cannes is next week and there are a lot of films playing, but it seems there are only two movies playing: "The Rover" and "Maps To The Stars." It seems every day comes another peek at one of those films, and today is no different, with David Cronenberg's film getting yet another trailer.

Watch: God Abandons Robert Pattinson In Clip From Cannes Thriller 'The Rover' Plus New Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2014 10:00 AM
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The Rover
"I met Rob once before I even knew I was going to film 'The Rover.' He is among the 400,000 people I met in Los Angeles when 'Animal Kingdom' came out there. (Laughing) I knew nothing about him, I hadn’t seen the Twilight movie – Still haven’t seen them, by the way. However, some of my friends had told me he was an interesting guy," director Robert Michod told Premiere magazine (via Robert Pattinson 360).

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