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    CANNES '07 | Cuaron, Del Toro, and Inarritu Form 'cha cha cha'; Trio Ink 5 Film Pact With Universal/

    Acclaimed filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron ("Children of Men"), Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth"), and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel") are forming cha cha cha, a unique production partnership debuting with a Cannes market project. Cha cha cha is partnering with Universal Pictures and its Focus F...

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    CANNES '07 DAILY DISPATCH: Meet The Jury, IM Global Hits the Marche, Seinfeld Flies, "Blueberry" Nig

    No sooner does the Festival de Cannes open than attendees start buzzing about the potential award-winners. Last year, Pedro Almodovar's "Volver," which screened early in the festival became the instant odds on favorite to win the top prize, the Palme d'Or, which it famously lost to Ken Loach's "The ...

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    REVIEW | Simple Men: Bruno Dumont's "Flanders"

    Like Gaspar Noe with a colder, reptilian eye, or a brutalist Robert Bresson, Bruno Dumont cut a divide through contemporary cinematic circles with his first three features. That this swath is tiny and both his detractors and supporters fall largely within that camp we could label "serious cinephile...

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    CANNES '07 | Festival Hot List: 10 Foreign-Language Films to Watch For in Cannes

    With the 60th edition of the Cannes Film Festival just days away, cinephiles and industryites the world over are preparing for a new round of the best movies from around the globe. But there's a curious trend at this year's special anniversary event: a preponderance of Hollywood and American indie c...

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    REVIEW | Sweet Sounds: John Carney's "Once"

    A new almost-musical from Ireland, "Once" neatly transcends even the hoariest of cliches about the sublime communicative powers of pop music. This is a treat and a surprise, as films this slight and unassuming often seem more apt to curl up into themselves than approach any sort of expansiveness. A...

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    TRIBECA '07 | 10 Films To Watch from the 6th Tribeca Film Festival

    With more than 150 features, some have criticized the 6th Tribeca Film Festival for offering a roster that is too eclectic and of mixed quality. But, by the end of the lengthy fest, a number of top-notch new movies had risen to the top despite the daunting lineup of screenings spread all around town...

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    iW NEWS | Intrepid Pictures Grabs "The Expendable One"

    Intrepid Pictures has acquired the graphic novel "The Expendable One" and has brought on Shane Kuhn and Brendan Cowles to write the screenplay, Intrepid partners Marc D. Evans and Trevor Macy announced Monday. The action/comedy was created by Jason M. Burns and published by Viper Comics. Kuhn and Co...

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    REVIEW | Remote Control: Julia Loktev's "Day Night Day Night"

    There's no doubt that filmmaker Julia Loktev makes quite an impression with her debut feature "Day Night Day Night," which shows off her expertise at oblique storytelling and subjective suspense. Yet the bigger questions of why "Day Night Day Night" exists, and what tensions it's capitalizing on can...

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    DISPATCH FROM SAN FRANCISCO | George Lucas, Robin Williams, and More Honored as SF Int'l Fest Celebr

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the San Francisco International Film Festival welcomed about 600 of the city's well-heeled residents to the Westin St. Francis Hotel in Union Square last night for the annual Film Society Awards night. Hollywood glitterati also made their way in for the big party, i...

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    MoMA Names Raj Roy Chief Curator of Film Department; Hamptons Artistic Director Succeeds Bandy

    Concluding a nearly year-long search, the Museum of Modern Art has named Rajendra Roy the Chief Curator for its Department of Film. The Artistic Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival and a member of the international competition selection committee for the Berlin International Film Fe...

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