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An Artist Reveals Her Many Inner Lives in 'The Gun, The Cake And The Butterfly' (VIDEO)

"When a woman confronts her loneliness, she's free." That's one of the lovely first sentences uttered in Amanda Eliasch's impassioned "The Gun, the Cake and the Butterfly," a jarringly constructed documentary hybrid that examines, and recreates, the tragedy, and the comedy, of her life as an artist, photographer, writer, actress and filmmaker.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 21, 2014 7:00 AM
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Cannes Panel: Studios Fight Piracy While Indies Embrace Digital Future

The future of digital entertainment panel at the America Pavilion at Cannes Saturday revealed a telling change in approach to battling piracy by the studios and the indies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2014 11:29 AM
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Director Gareth Edwards Returns to the Nuclear DNA of 'Godzilla'

Director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") has admirably returned to the Toho roots of "Godzilla" 60 years on and made the Kaiju myth as relevant as ever, even adding a humanistic twist. Drawing on the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster as inspiration (what if it wasn't a natural disaster?), and utilizing the best that CG animation has to offer, Edwards delivers the thrilling monster goods along with a sense of melancholy.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 16, 2014 2:10 PM
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Gilles Jacob: Author, Raconteur, Lover of Cinema and Outgoing Cannes President

The Cannes Film Festival hits its titular locality for the 67th time on May 14th. Following a 22-year stint as Festival artistic director, Gilles Jacob, 83, rose to Presidency in 2001. But this year's Cannes will be his last. In 2015, Pierre Lescure takes over.
  • By Lisa Nesselson
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  • May 13, 2014 3:38 PM
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WATCH: Screenwriter William Goldman Explains Why Nobody Knows Anything (VIDEO)

Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") talks about changes in the movie industry over the years.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 10, 2014 5:24 PM
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Director Craig Gillespie Talks 'Million Dollar Arm' and Doing the Dramedy Dance

Craig Gillespie is no stranger to offbeat drama and comedy, and "Million Dollar Arm" represents his greatest dance with dramedy. The inspirational biopic about recruiting two raw talents from India and turning them into major league baseball pitchers in less than a year also afforded "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm the opportunity to show off the full range of his acting chops, according to the director.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 9, 2014 2:26 PM
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Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto' Takes the Festival Tour (VIDEO)

Emma Roberts, Gia Coppola, Nat Wolff at the Apple Soho Store
On the first day of shooting Gia Coppola was feeling her nerves. "I was so eager to do it," she says. "It had fallen apart so many times, that it reached a point, on the first day of shooting, I didn't believe it. I had gone through all the emotions, believing it would fall apart again: 'Oh my god, I'm here and I don't know what to do.'"
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 5, 2014 4:44 PM
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'Decoding Annie Parker' Is True Breast Cancer Quest (TRAILER)

Rookie director Steven Bernstein's true breast cancer saga "Decoding Annie Parker," which opens Friday, stars Helen Hunt as famed geneticist Mary-Claire King, who painstakingly tracked down the BRCA-1 genetic marker for breast cancer, and Samantha Morton in the title role of a woman who is convinced that breast cancer runs in families, which won her Best Actress at the last year's Seattle International Film Festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2014 12:26 PM
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Talk Their Long Partnership, Upcoming Comedy 'Neighbors' (Video Interview)

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg talk their long partnership and the upcoming sure-to-be a hit comedy, "Neighbors."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 29, 2014 5:28 PM
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Dane DeHaan Talks 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Meteoric Career (TRAILERS)

Moviegoers are starting to pick up on what Hollywood already knows: Dane DeHaan is going to be a movie star. Remember when theater-trained actress Jessica Chastain kept being cast in movie after movie? That's what's been happening to DeHaan, who is 28, ever since he broke out in the HBO series "In Treatment," as Jesse, one of therapist Gabriel Byrne's patients.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 29, 2014 5:20 PM
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