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    Cannes 2012: Competition Films for the Red Carpet, from Kidman in 'Paperboy' to Pitt in 'Killing Them Softly'

    Several films in the Cannes Competition feel like they were booked for their red carpet star value, and are lesser efforts than films that Cannes did not see fit to place in competition. Why not place Chilean director Pablo Larrain's "NO" in the Competition? It's his fourth film, a...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Is Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' So Bad Its Good? Only If That's What You Want From It.

    Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" is a rare case of serious commitment to outright silliness. The director's follow-up to "Precious" fries its dramatic content with a blazingly absurd grindhouse style as extreme as the humidity bearing down on his characters.

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    MovieFone and Fandango Forge First-Time Ticket Sales Partnership

    Fandango and AOL's Moviefone announced an exclusive ticketing partnership, marking the first alliance between the two companies.

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    CANNES REVIEW: Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers' Finds the Romance, and His Voice, in a Horror-Comedy

    British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has earned a following on the genre film festival circuit for a pair of distinctive movies with two very different moods. His 2009 debut "Down Terrace" followed a family of criminals through a series of amusing misadventures, suggesting Wheatley's procliv...

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    Carlos Reygadas' 'Post Tenebras Lux' Is a Mess of Half-Baked Ideas

    A key distinction between Mexican director Carlos Reygadas' completely baffling "Post Tenebras Lux" and his previous feature "Silent Light" comes from comparing their opening sequences. "Silent Light" begins with a supremely lyrical shot of natural imagery slowly fa...

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    John Huston’s “LIGHT” Online

    Striking a blow for film preservation, and widespread access to films once they are properly restored, the National Film Preservation Foundation is now streaming John Huston’s long-suppressed 1946 documentary 'Let There Be Light' on its website.

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    Criticwire Picks: Festival Hits 'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Oslo, August' Top New Releases

    With many moviegoers tuned to the news from Cannes this week, it's a light time for number of new U.S. releases. Appropriately, two former Cannes films are tied for the top score among our Criticwire members with B+ averages -- one that took the fast track to theaters and another that stopp...

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    Casting Call: Adepero Oduye For Nina Simone?

    No Adepero Oduye hasn't been cast in the Nina Simone biopic that's long been in development, but, while I have the S&A floor, can I put in a request:

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  • The Playlist
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    Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' Moves Up A Month To Nov 21st, 'The Internship' With Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Opens June 28th, 2013

    Only earlier today, we were thinking to ourselves: "By jove, this Christmas season at the movies is going to be an absolute clusterfuck" (and yes, the voice inside our heads is that of David Niven in "A Matter Of Life And Death"). Last Christmas was pretty bad on its own, when films like "The Girl W...

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    Cannes 2012 - Psych Thriller "Desordres" (Isaach De Bankole & Sonia Rolland) Screening For Buyers

    Here's an update on a project Emmanuel profiled last fall titled Désordres (Chaos), which stars Isaach de Bankole and  French-Rwandan actress Sonia Rolland, as history professor Vincent, and his wife Marie who have just moved from Paris (with t...

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