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Stream 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' on Netflix Instant Now

Abdellatif Kechiche's rapturously beautiful Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is The Warmest Color" is a gift for which we should all be grateful, and it's streaming on Netflix Instant right now.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 4, 2014 2:41 PM
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Feminists Debate Cannes-Winner 'Blue is the Warmest Color''s Patriarchal Gaze

While the critical reaction to recent Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color" has been resoundingly positive (the jury vote for the film's selection, led by Steven Spielberg, was unanimous), there have been a few fascinating holdouts against the film, both of whom cite director Abdellatif Kechiche's male-fantasy gaze during the graphic sex scenes as problematic. And these displeased critics are important: the New York Times' mighty Manohla Dargis, and the author of the graphic novel on which the film is based, Julie Maroh.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 25, 2013 11:46 AM
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'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Director Abdellatif Kechiche Talks Anatomy of a Scene for NY Times (VIDEO)

In this week's NY Times Anatomy of a Scene video feature, director Abdellatif Kechiche discusses through a translator a key scene from his Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 24, 2013 1:00 PM
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Cannes Winner 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Review Roundup: Epic, Explosively Sexy Lesbian Romance

UPDATE: "Blue Is the Warmest Color" has won the Palme d'Or. Review roundup below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 24, 2013 1:46 PM
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