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    Indiewire @ Hulu Ushers in Summer This Memorial Day Weekend

    Indiewire @ Hulu Ushers in Summer This Memorial Day Weekend

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    Cannes 2012: Best Actor Winner Mads Mikkelsen Talks Vinterberg's "The Hunt," T-Mobile Film "Move On," Playing a Psycho Husband

    Mads Mikkelsen was in Cannes to promote two projects. The first, Competition entry, "The Hunt," marks a strong return to form for Thomas Vinterberg and features a potent performance from the Danish actor as a mild-mannered kindergarten teacher whose life is turned upside down by an arbitrary accusat...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: War Movies for People Who Don't Like War Movies

    There’s no such thing as a truly anti-war film, Francois Truffaut once said. By depicting the adventure and thrill of combat, war movies can’t help but glorify their subject, fueling fantasies of spectacular, heroic violence. It’s a case where the sensational beauty of cinema works against our human...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: On Sontag, Video Games and the Death of Ramon Novarro

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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    Cannes Film Festival Closes with Winners --and Losers

    The Cannes Film Festival came to a close with an idiosyncratic set of award winners --which as usual had more to do with the composition of the jury than what critics and media had to say during the rainy ten-day festival on the Cote d'Azur. Several of these winners will be released stateside and ar...

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    VIDEO ESSAY - Hijacking Michael Haneke

    The most exacting filmmaker of our time, Michael Haneke has just won his second Palme d'Or. To truly see a Michael Haneke film, should we be prepared to see through it?

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Wins Palme d'Or At Cannes; Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond The Hills' Other Big Winner At Fest

    On rainy evening in the south of France, Nanni Moretti and rest of the Cannes Film Festival jury gathered at the Lumiere theater for a star-studded ceremony to hand out the awards for this year's fest. And there were some big surprises in store.

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    CANNES 2012: And the Winners Should Be...

    Read our critics' personal predictions of who SHOULD win the awards, and who WILL win the awards, at Cannes 2012...

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    Cannes: Walter Salles Talks The Long Journey To Make 'On The Road'

    Given that the source material was once described by Truman Capote with the immortal epithet "That's not writing, that's typing," and is a generally unruly thing to adapt, it's not surprising that it's taken the best part of half-a-century to make a film of Jack Kerouac's beat classic "On The Road."...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Men In Black 3' Unseats 'The Avengers' From The Top Spot

    Sony said, “Lemme see ya Nod Ya Head! Cuz the black suits coming!” And if you look at this weekend’s opening numbers for “Men In Black 3,” they’re really only impressive if you were to go “Back In Time.” As is, $55 million worth of audiences domestically said, “Here come the ‘Men In Black’ ” this we...

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