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    Cannes Fest Diary: Le Weekend, from Compelling 'Jimmy P.' to Toback's Doc and 'Jodorowsky's Dune'

    It was a weird, wooly and wet weekend in Cannes. And it began with what has to be one of the stranger ideas ever put forward for a film: “Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian” from Arnaud Desplechin (the wonderful “A Christmas Tale”). Based on a book by French anthropologist/psychotherapist Ge...

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    Weekend Trailer Watch: 'A Touch of Sin,' 'The Young and Prodigious Spivet,' and 'Jimmy P.'

    Weekend Trailer Watch: 'A Touch of Sin,' 'The Young and Prodigious Spivet,' and 'Jimmy P.'

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    Cannes Review: The Mind Heals The Soul In Meandering & Unsatisfying 'Jimmy P.'

    If Freddie Quell came back from World War II as an unhinged animal, Jimmy Picard (Benicio Del Toro) is the polar opposite, an intensely quiet but no less wounded man, who is out of sorts in post-war America. But he is also a Native American, which brings to his life a whole set of experiences (espec...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    This week, one of the most hotly anticipated (and deliberately mysterious) movies of the summer movie season boldly goes into theaters nationwide. "Star Trek Into Darkness" is director J.J. Abrams' follow-up to the ridiculously entertaining 2009 "Star Trek" reboot, which introduced audiences to a yo...

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    Watch: 2 Clips From Cannes Competition Film 'Jimmy P.' Starring Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric

    French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin, who won over critics and audiences with his 2008 effort “A Christmas Tale," has come to America for this next film, "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)." Yes, shot in the United States and in the English language, this is one that many will be paying atte...

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    Benicio Del Toro Lawyers Up For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' With Joaquin Phoenix

    Paul Thomas Anderson's latest, "Inherent Vice" is a major gear shift for the director of the much more opaque and sinister "The Master" and "There Will Be Blood." The filmmaker's talked about making a pure comedy for quite some time, and while we wonder if it'll ever happen (PTA's sensibilities than...

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    New Pics Of Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric In Arnaud Desplechin's Cannes Contender 'Jimmy P.'

    While speculating last month which films would make this year's Cannes Film Festival, we pegged Arnaud Desplechin's "Jimmy Picard" as one of the strong contenders. Well, sure enough, there it is listed among the films in competition, albeit under the new, longer title of "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of ...

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    Benicio Del Toro To Play Pablo Escobar In 'Paradise Lost'

    There are few criminals that have captivated Hollywood quite like Pablo Escobar. Those "Entourage" dudes had a whole arc about making a movie about the crime lord, while folks like Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Brad Furman and Joe Carnahan have all been attached/tried to mount features over the years...

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    It Looks Like Benicio Del Toro Is In Terrence Malick's Untitled Movie Now Too

    It would be a news piece about a Terrence Malick movie if you didn't have to decipher the clues first. But alas, his untitled movie that isn't "Knight of Cups" continues to shoot and seems to have revealed yet another cast member, so just bear with us as we run down the evidence.

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    First Look At Benicio Del Toro & Mathieu Amalric In Arnaud Desplechin's 'Jimmy Picard'

    French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin doesn't exactly work quickly, and it's coming on five years since 2008's excellent "A Christmas Tale," his longest gap between films yet, but the good news is that not only is shooting underway on his next effort, some early pics have emerged ...

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