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Oscars: Can 'Foxcatcher,' 'Eleanor Rigby' & 'Mr. Turner' Go From Cannes To Awards Success?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2014 3:01 PM
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Though there’s still a couple of days and a few high-profile premieres to come, things are starting to wind down here in Cannes. So while that means a chance to catch up on reviews, and on stuff we missed earlier in the festival, it’s also a opportunity to have a breath and take stock of what’s come over the last week or so. And, we say with a semi-heavy heart, to start to work out which of the big Croisette premieres might stay the distance all the way through to the upcoming awards season.

Cannes Review: Tommy Lee Jones’ Awkwardly Interesting ‘The Homesman’ Co-Starring Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2014 6:01 AM
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The Homesman
Eight years ago (gosh, was it really that long?), Tommy Lee Jones made his long-awaited feature directorial debut with the contemporary neo-western “The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada.” The film premiered at Cannes, and proved a big hit there, winning a Best Actor trophy for Jones, and a Best Screenplay prize for “Babel” scribe Guillermo Arriaga. But the film never quite found an audience outside the Croisette, and perhaps for that reason, the only thing that Jones has made in the meantime was a modest HBO adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Sunset Limited.”

Watch: Tommy Lee Jones & Hilary Swank Square Off In First Clip From Cannes Drama 'The Homesman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 5:32 PM
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The Homesman
Even with two Oscars above her fireplace, it has been a long time since Hilary Swank appeared in anything Academy Award worthy, or even Cannes Film Festival worthy. But that's about to change with her lead role in "The Homesman," the sophomore feature film from actor/director Tommy Lee Jones. This is one we're already anticipating on the Croisette, and a clip is here to show off the deft blend of tones Jones is bringing to his latest effort.

New Pics From Cannes Contenders 'Maps To The Stars' & 'The Homesman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2014 8:44 AM
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Maps To The Stars
In case you just woke up or are still on your morning cup of coffee, the Cannes Film Festival lineup was unveiled this morning, and the promo materials are pouring in. And among them are new pics from two Competition titles that will be generation lots of heat.

Watch: Tommy Lee Jones Rides Into Danger In First Trailer For 'The Homesman' With Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 12:35 PM
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The Homesman
The Cannes Film Festival lineup is just around the corner, and one movie we're banking on making an appearance is the sophomore feature film directorial effort from Tommy Lee Jones, "The Homesman." The first trailer is here, and it's promising stuff.

Hailee Steinfeld Saddles Up Again For 'The Homesman' With Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones & More

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • April 11, 2013 10:40 AM
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Funny that with a cast that already includes the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, and Tim Blake Nelson, it took adding Hailee Steinfeld to really set the tone for this project. Jones’ self-directed “The Homesman,” about an outlaw (Jones again) who teams up with a school-teacher (Swank) to escort three mentally unstable women from Nebraska to Iowa during the pioneer era, is suddenly reminding us of “True Grit” in a lot of ways -- the similar time period, the on-the-road premise, the volatile traveling companions -- and we like it.

Tim Blake Nelson Joins James Franco-Directed 'Bukowski' & Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 29, 2013 12:45 PM
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Tim Blake Nelson has always been a talent equally as adept on-screen as he is behind the camera -- putting his stamp on such diverse films as WWII drama “The Grey Zone” and pot comedy “Leaves of Grass” -- but as his primary focus and the majority of his credits remains acting-based, he's now found back-to-back roles in the ambitious directorial efforts of his fellow peers.

Meryl Streep & Hilary Swank Team For 'The Homesman' While Streep/Tina Fey Pic 'Mommy & Me' Falls Apart

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 3:58 PM
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Streep + Swank + Jones = Oscar? That's probably the line reps for Tommy Lee Jones' brewing sophomore directorial effort "The Homesman" will be spinning when they shop the movie at the upcoming American Film Market, and yes, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank are part of the package for the movie they are hoping will lure investors, reports The Wrap.

Tommy Lee Jones Takes His Paycheck For 'Men In Black III,' Cashes It To Write, Direct & Lead 'The Homesman'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 7, 2012 12:45 PM
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While recent clips for the upcoming sequel “Men In Black III” continue to lead us to believe it was nothing but a giant payday for all involved, actor Tommy Lee Jones is always reliable, even with the treacle-filled trailer for his co-starring role with Meryl Streep in “Hope Springs” showing he’s willing to step outside his comfort zone so late in his career to bring some laughs.

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