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    Cannes Watch: Why We Need Films Directed By Women AND Films About Women

    Cannes is kicking off right now.  I've spent the last two days putting together a petition that will be sent to the festival about the lack of female directors in competition.  You can sign the petition here.  (Just so you know every signature generates an email to the Cannes offi...

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look: Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'

    Now that he's exited the "Transformers" franchise, Shia LaBeouf is trying to carve out a new reputation as a respectable, adult lead. He's had hits outside the toy-based series with films like "Disturbia," but the actor's clearly after a little more respect, and he...

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    Wes Anderson Halfway Done With His Next Screenplay; Will Be Set In Europe

    Wes Anderson's latest picture, "Moonrise Kingdom," is being described by some as a "charming evocation of childhood," a "tender triumph of design, decor and rich emotion" by us (read our review here), and a return to live-action form by some after a few ye...

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    First Look At Edi Gathegi, Danielle Nicolet In New ABC Series "Family Tools" (Previously "White Van Man")

    Edi Gathegi and Danielle Nicolet both co-star in ABC’s new comedy series titled Family Tools (previously called White Van Man).

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    The Top 10 Critics to Follow on Twitter During Cannes

    The Cannes Film Festival starts in mere hours. Here's who to follow on Twitter to stay tuned in to it all.

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    The Depressing Commentary on Stardom in 'Smash'

    From the beginning, NBC's "Smash" has set itself up as a show about dichotomy, not just with its two actresses vying for the same lead role, newcomer Karen (Katharine McPhee) and experienced chorus girl Ivy (Megan Hilty), but with its very theme and format. It wants to focus on process, to showcase ...

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    'Shame' Star James Badge Dale In Talks To Play Villain In 'Iron Man 3'

    The success of "The Avengers" doesn't seem to have made Marvel complacent when it comes to landing top-flight talent for their upcoming projects, even if it's presumably at their usual cut-price rate. The company, flush from their first billion-dollar hit, are gearing up to shoot &...

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    Cannes Watch: The First Female Saudia Arabian Director Hits Cannes

    Haifaa Al Mansour may not be able to drive in her country but she seems to have accomplished something no other woman -- or man -- has done in Saudia Arabia -- directing the first feature film shot in the country.

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    Africa First 2012 Profile: Chatting w/ Namibian Filmmaker Oshosheni Hiveluah

    Picking up where I last left off in the series... but first a recap.

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    Jude Law To Star In Dark Comedy 'Dom Hemingway,' From 'The Matador' Director Richard Shepard

    At this point in time, Jude Law seems to have found his place in the Hollywood star system. He's been cropping up in movies for over fifteen years, but he was always more of a character actor than a leading man, and when pushed into more traditional star roles, in films like "Enemy At The G...

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