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Cannes: Is Palme d'Or Contender 'Mommy' Xavier Dolan's Dearest Yet?

Like it or not, Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan is, at age 25, almost insufferably talented. This year marks his fourth trip to the Croisette as a director, as he debuted in 2009 with the intensely personal "I Killed My Mother." But his latest, "Mommy," is his first to bow in the Main Competition. And based on critics' initial reactions, it's a doozy.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 21, 2014 8:51 PM
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WATCH: New Clips of Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz in Cannes Entry 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

One competition title that has yet to screen at Cannes is Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria," which stars the enticing if unlikely trifecta of Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. As we await first reviews from those at the festival, two new clips have arrived from the film. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 21, 2014 2:18 PM
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Cannes Review: 'Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democracy,' a Winning Picture of Political Caricaturists

French director Stephanie Valloatto calls them foot soldiers but I see them more as canaries (though they tend to squawk rather than sing or chirp). They are political cartoonists, and although their value in the age of Stewart and Colbert has perhaps lessened, in much of the world not blessed with a pop culture machine, they are still important measures of press freedom. So it was a very good idea to make a film about 12 of them, "Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy."
  • By Tom Christie
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  • May 20, 2014 8:38 PM
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Will 'Jimmy's Hall' Be Ken Loach's Last? Sony Snags the Film Ahead of Cannes Premiere

Brit director and master of kitchen sink realism Ken Loach is a Cannes Competition mainstay. Sony has just acquired his latest film "Jimmy's Hall" ahead of its Croisette premiere. But will it be his last?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 20, 2014 5:21 PM
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Ryan Gosling's "Crapocalyptic" Directorial Debut 'Lost River' Sends Cannes Up in Flames

"What the hell did I just see?" seems to be the general reaction critics are having to Ryan Gosling's directorial debut and Un Certain Regard entry "Lost River."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 20, 2014 2:58 PM
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Cannes: Marion Cotillard Delivers for the Dardennes in 'Two Days, One Night'

Marion Cotillard delivers a razor's edge performance in the Dardennes brothers Cannes competition feature "Two Days, One Night." She's in the running for the Best Actress prize.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 20, 2014 7:26 AM
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CANNES WATCH: Bizarre, Intriguing First Clip from Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut 'Lost River'

A first teaser clip has arrived from Ryan Gosling's Cannes entry "Lost River." It's... very strange. Gosling is definitely going experimental with his first outing in the director's seat. We'll get a clearer idea of what the film is about once it bows in the Un Certain Regard section, but for the moment, take a gander, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 19, 2014 2:41 PM
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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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Cannes: Gerard Depardieu Is Well-Cast in Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome To New York' (TRAILER)

At the start of last night's premiere screening of Abel Ferrara's "Welcome To New York," projected onto a screen in a tent on the Carlton Beach, Gerard Depardieu revealed in a brief on-screen interview why he had agreed to play a character who, for all intents and purposes, is disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 18, 2014 10:43 AM
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Cannes Review: Hilla Medalia's Documentary 'The Go-Go Boys' Remembers 1980s Hollywood

There's nothing particularly special about Hilla Medalia's documentary, "The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films," other than its subjects, Menahem Golan and Yorum Globus. The eponymous Israeli cousins are well known to anyone over the age of -- well, never mind. Arriving on Hollywood shores in the early 80s, this filmmaking team -- Golan was the filmmaker, Globus the moneyman -- had ambitions to make it big and despite lacking certain obvious traits (such as taste) that is exactly what they did.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • May 17, 2014 1:18 PM
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