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NYFF 2014 Main Slate Includes Films From Olivier Assayas, David Cronenberg, Bennett Miller, Mike Leigh & Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2014 11:26 AM
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Foxcatcher
Boasting world premieres of two of the highest profile movies coming this fall —David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice"— along with landing Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" for the closing night slot, the New York Film Festival had done enough to impress its cinephile constituency. But today the fest has unveiled their main slate, and attendees are going to have a lot to enjoy this year.

Watch: Go To Hollywood With New Trailer For 'Maps To The Stars' Featuring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 11, 2014 8:34 AM
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Maps To The Stars
Robert Pattinson has the "Twilight" franchise to thank for his career, but the actor is bracingly honest as to whether his fanbase from those films will support him going forward. “They won’t go [see his post-Twilight films]. I’ve said that from the beginning," he recently told Esquire UK.

New Posters For ‘Maps To The Stars,’ ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria,’ ‘Zero Theorem’ & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 14, 2014 10:44 AM
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Maps To the Stars
You can just feel the wheels in motion for the fall and the fall film festival season. While some of these films do not have U.S. release dates yet, many have openings just around the corner and many are already receiving international releases. And so we’ve collected a few new posters that have landed for a quartet of films that have already premiered elsewhere earlier this year, and will likely drop into theaters or festivals in the next six months.

New Photos & International DVD Art For David Cronenberg’s ‘Map To The Stars’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 3, 2014 1:35 PM
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Maps To The Stars
Even though the Cannes Film Festival described David Cronenberg’s “Maps To The Stars” as a satire of Hollywood a la Robert Altman’s “The Player,” the filmmaker has a less ironic view of the material. “This is not a satire, I’m really just observing,” Cronenberg told Total Film recently. “I feel like a scientist or a researcher. That's the most honest, neutral way of looking at things. I'm not angry at Hollywood. I don't have a statement to make about Hollywood."

Watch: Mia Wasikowska & John Cusack Reunite In Clip From David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2014 8:45 AM
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Maps To The Stars
"There were a couple of Hollywood producers, and one of them said, 'I could not do this movie, because I could not do that to this business that has been so good to me,' " David Cronenberg said about "Maps To The Stars" at the Provincetown Film Festival.

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.

Cannes 2014: 'Winter Sleep' Takes Palme D'Or, 'Foxcatcher' Gets Best Director, Plus All The Winners

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 24, 2014 1:13 PM
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Cannes Film Festival Poster
Roll up the Red Carpet; hang up your tux; let down your chignon; the Cannes Film Festival drew to a typically glamorous close this evening with the glitzy award ceremony, at which Jury president Jane Campion and her unprecedentedly female-majority panel announced their award decisions. The big news? Long-time bookie’s favorite "Winter Sleep” taking the coveted Palme d'Or, much to Playlister Jessica Kiang’s dismay and Playlister Nikola Grozdanovich’s joy (check out Jess’ review and Nik’s rebuttal)

Cannes Film Festival: The Mid-Way Report & Those Chasing The Palme d’Or

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • May 21, 2014 2:04 PM
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Cannes, 2014 Playlist
Time for a little mid-Cannes Palme check-up. Out of a conservative eighteen films playing in competition, there’s only four left to go. In the madness of press lines, while fighting sleepless nights and ignoring growling stomachs, we have managed to see and review all fourteen films and our grades have covered all ranges; from near-failures (“The Captive,” “The Search”) to total winners (“Foxcatcher,” “Mr. Turner”) But that’s just us. Daily magazines at Cannes like Screen International love to pool critics’ opinion into a consensus and analyze who’s got the edge for the Palme. So let’s take a closer look at what’s favored, and what we thought of each one (with a little special attention given to a particular Turkish talkie.)

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.

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.

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