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"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" may be dominating the weekend box office, but word of mouth is a different story. Critics can't stop lambasting Zack Snyder's super-sized blockbuster, and even fans of such massive spectacles are disappointed. But who's to blame for these shortcomings — the filmmaker or the studio for greenlighting the project in the first place? That's the first of many questions addressed in this week's episode of Screen Talk, which finds Indiewire's Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson digging into the Hollywood machine from a couple of angles, before considering some of this weekend's counter-programming — including two musician biopics (with another right around the corner). Then they address the upcoming Cannes Film Festival lineup, which presents a very different set of cinematic possibilities. 

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