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    French Rapper-Turned-Actor Joeystarr Co-Stars In "Polisse" (Criticize His Performance At Your Own Risk)

    The feature-length French police procedural Polisse, from director/writer Maïwenn, has been garnering acclaim since 2011, when it took home the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.  This year, it received an impressive 13 César Award nominations; including a Best Supporting Actor...

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    'Bourne' Helmer Paul Greengrass To Direct Sports Documentary On F.C. Barcelona

    Despite being the world's favorite sport, and gaining increasing traction in the U.S., the number of great films about soccer (or football, as those of us in the rest of the world accurately call it), can be counted on the fingers of no hands. From John Huston's "Escape To Victory" to the would-be-b...

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    "Bolden!" Director In No Rush To Release Jazz Icon Biopic, May Be Another 12-18 Months

    It's been four years since filming ended on Jazz icon Buddy Bolden's biopic Bolden! with Anthony Mackie in the titular role. Yet, we are still waiting to hear any news on its release! We last gave you some updates a year ago, when Cynthia posted this piece with some updates via the film'...

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    Marion Cotillard To Star In 'A Separation' Helmer Asghar Farhadi's Next; Matthias Schoenaerts Lines Up Thriller 'The Treatment'

    One of the most anticipated features at Cannes this year is Jacques Audiard's return to the Croisette with "Rust & Bone," an adaptation of Craig Davidson's short story starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. The last time the helmer was here for "A Prophet," he earned immense critical ac...

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    Ridley Scott Hopes To Do A 'Prometheus' Sequel Next; New Viral Clip Featuring Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw & More Photos

    There's only a few weeks left before all the mystery that shrouds Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is whisked away with the film's theatrical release. The movie is reaching 'Dark Knight' levels of hysteria, and as you may have noticed, it's been regularly filling up the Playlist home page. A new profile ...

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    Cannes Review: 'The We & The I' Is A Testing, Patronizing Let-Down From Michel Gondry

    Like some Gallic version of Tim Burton, Michel Gondry's initial promise has given way to a series of films whose diminishing returns demonstrate that he's a talented visualist without the capacity for, or worse, any interest in, telling an actual story. Gondry's defenders will, of course, point to t...

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    Cannes: Audiard's Anti-Romance 'Rust & Bone' Showcases Cotillard

    While director Jacques Audiard says that he wanted to offer a love story for these harsh economic times, his follow-up to Oscar-nominated "A Prophet," "Rust & Bone," which screened for press on Thursday morning, is far from a romance. It's more of a survival tale about violence and healing.

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    Cannes Review: Blood & Water Flow Freely In Jacques Audiard's Beautiful & Moving 'Rust & Bone'

    What is it we do to survive? Who is it we love? Who is it we fight? What are the forces seen and unseen that push our lives in directions we could have never expected? These are the questions that Jacques Audiard tackles in his latest "Rust And Bone," a beautiful, moving story of two fractured lives...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Jacques Audiard Gets Sentimental With Bittersweet Marion Cotillard Vehicle 'Rust and Bone'

    French director Jacques Audiard tends to explore the conflicts of grave, conflicted men stuck between an instinctual need to overcome basic obstacles and assume greater responsibilities for the world around them. A mere glance at the one-sheets from Audiard's filmography reveals a collection of ...

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    Oye! First Peep at New Film, "Love, Concord"

    Oye means listen up! I’ll be profiling brand spanking new US Latino films, in various stages and different genres so our community can promote their trajectory online and by word of mouth, and yes hopefully so distribution outfits and festivals take note! Case in point this week: Love Concord.

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