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Best of the Week: Cannes Yields a Masterpiece, Weinstein Slate Lacks Oscar Wattage, Top 16 Hawks Films & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • May 17, 2014 10:00 AM
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Cannes: Sundance Selects Picks Up Mathieu Amalric's Un Certain Regard Entry 'The Blue Room'

Sundance Selects has made its first buy at the Cannes Film Festival, acquiring North American rights to director Mathieu Amalric's Un Certain Regard entry "The Blue Room."
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  • May 16, 2014 3:56 PM
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Cannes: Weinstein Co. Unveils a Slate of Singles and Doubles, Unlikely Oscar Contenders

"Harvey was off his game," observed one attendee at the latest Cannes presentation from The Weinstein Co. It's a Cannes tradition to unveil the latest movies that weren't ready for Cannes at the Majestic. One TWC upcoming release was conspicuously missing: Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman, which was scheduled as the Cannes opener without Harvey's blessing.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 16, 2014 3:32 PM
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WATCH: Steve Carell at His Most Unsettling in First Clip from 'Foxcatcher,' Competing at Cannes

A first clip is here from Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher." As you may recall, the film was originally looking at a fall 2013 debut, but was then pushed back due to a "huge editing process." It's now premiering at Cannes, set to play the competition lineup next week.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 16, 2014 1:25 PM
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A24 Buys Egoyan's Cannes Competition Kidnap Thriller 'The Captive,' Before Vitriolic Press Reaction

A24 Nabs Canadian writer-director Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' starring Ryan Reynolds. Cannes reaction is mixed--review and press conference quotes.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 16, 2014 6:27 AM
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Things I Learned at Cannes Part One, from Campion's Feminism to Leigh's Stunning 'Mr. Turner'

I'm in Cannes, checking out films and the state of things, per usual. Here's what I've learned so far.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 15, 2014 7:11 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics' Secrets: 'Mr. Turner' Opens Competition, First of Five Cannes Entries (TRAILERS)

Sony Pictures Classics is always one of the big North American buyers at Cannes. This year they're taking five movies to the Riviera festival--and plan to buy a few more. We find out some of their secrets for survival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 15, 2014 8:12 AM
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Ten Promising Projects to Watch for at the Cannes Market This Year

The Cannes Film Festival is open for business. Here are ten promising projects to look out for.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 14, 2014 4:01 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Biopic, Competing at Cannes

A first trailer has arrived for Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," playing in competition at Cannes. The film was already much anticipated over here at TOH!, and this first glimpse only solidifies that it could emerge as one of the finer titles out of the festival. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 14, 2014 2:25 PM
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Cannes Opening Night: 'Grace of Monaco' Arrives

The announcement this morning that Harvey Weinstein had negotiated himself a better deal on the US distribution rights for "Grace Of Monaco" (by $2-3m, according to Variety) must have been bittersweet for the film's producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogom, director Olivier Dahan and star Nicole Kidman.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 14, 2014 9:56 AM
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