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Mélanie Laurent

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    Cannes Review: Insightful, Layered Teen Drama ‘Respire’ Directed By Melanie Laurent

    here is a significant danger in premiering a female-led French-language adolescence tale with a lesbian slant on the Croisette the year after “Blue is the Warmest Color” won the Palme(s) in such memorable style. But it’s a danger that Melanie Laurent’s “Respire,” one of our pleasantest Cannes surpri...

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    Cannes Roundup: Few Women Directors at Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week

    Among the 19 features selected for Directors' Fortnight, a parallel program to the official selection, only two are from female filmmakers.

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    Cannes Sets 2014 Critics' Week Lineup

    Nine feature films, 10 short and mid-length films and 2 special screenings are heading to Cannes Film Festival sidebar Critics' Week, which announced its lineup today.

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    The Two Jakes (Or Are They?). Gyllenhaal in 'Enemy'

    If you saw someone who looked exactly like you, how freaked out would you actually be? Enough so that music recalling Hitchcock films plays in the background? Would you leap to some wildly sinister conclusion or would you take a minute, calm down, and do something commonsensical, like have a serious...

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    Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tautou & Bérénice Bejo To Star In Tran Anh Hung's 'Eternity'

    Like the French cinematic equivalent of Voltron, three of the country's most famed actresses are joining forces for a project that has us sold on name recognition alone. That the material is promising is a nice bonus.

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    Berlin Review: Claudia Llosa’s ‘Aloft’ Starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy & Melanie Laurent

    Forgiveness, faith and falconry are among the motifs that run through Peruvian director Claudia Llosa’s first English-language film “Aloft,” which premieres at the Berlin Film Festival this week. Like her previous two features—debut “Madeinusa” and Golden Bear-winning follow-up “The Milk Of Sorrow”—...

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    'Now You See Me': More Abracadabra, Less Explanation, Please

    Learning the inner workings of a magic trick is almost always a bit of a disappointment. The magician's flourish is what makes the show fun--see the nuts and bolts of his or her work, and the sense of wonder shatters. It's fitting then, that surprise hit "Now You See Me" reflects the profession upo...

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    Now You See Me

    This exhausting film harps on the magician’s ultimate trick, misdirection. That word describes the very nature of "Now You See Me," which purports to tell a clever story when all it’s doing is whirling in an endless spiral.

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    Review: 'Now You See Me' Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher & Mark Ruffalo

    David Copperfield once famously quipped to Johnny Carson, that the difference between a trick and an illusion is "about $40,000." And certainly, in recent years magic has gone from something defined by either birthday party tricksters or arena selling professionals, into a piece of slick entertainme...

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    Unlock The Magic With New Pics & Poster From Louis Leterrier's 'Now You See Me'

    ...and just when we thought we had put away our magic puns for a while with the release of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," another movie set in the Las Vegas world of magic is coming. Although, this looks like it will be much, much better. Louis Letterier could have one of the summer's sleeper su...

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