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    Newcomer Elizabeth Debicki Scores Role Of Jordan Baker In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

    Fresh drama school graduate Elizabeth Debicki has scored the debut role of a lifetime and will play Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming (probably 3D) adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

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    Polish Posters for American Westerns, from Winchester 73 to 3:10 to Yuma

    Culture Clash alert: here's a selection of 22 Polish posters for American westerns. Winchester 73 is my fave. Check out the range here.

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    INTERVIEW | Directors' Fortnight Head Frederic Boyer: "When I feel like a professional, I'll quit."

    When Frederic Boyer inherited the mantle of artistic director of Directors' Fortnight from Olivier Pere last year, he had no intention of changing its brand. Technically a separate event from the main Cannes Film Festival, Fortnight was came into existence 42 years ago when several filmmakers create...

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    Transgender Cinema: Becoming Chaz, Gun Hill Road

    Transgender continues to be a hot topic in the media.

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    11 New Images From Gus Van Sant's 'Restless'

    So Cannes is underway, with Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" kicking things off, to surprisingly excellent notices -- if you haven't read our review yet, our man thought it was one of Allen's best efforts in quite some time. But does it mean that the images and clips from the films unspooling in th...

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    Is She Disney's Next Tween Superstar?

    Since I'm definitely not in the Disney Channel's demographic, I had no idea what's been going on, on the network. But evidently Anne China McClain, who was profiled today in the New York Times (HERE) is being posed to become the next big potential Tween Queen Superstar for the network.

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    Imogen Poots & 'Submarine' Star Craig Roberts To Star In Heist Romance 'Comes A Bright Day'

    Kevin McKidd & Timothy Spall Also In Cast, Paul Smith To Design CostumesWe're not sure if there's ever been a documented case of a romance springing out of a bank robbery. We're pretty sure we'd be too busy trying to not get shot to get our flirt on with an attractive stranger, but maybe that's just...

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    Midnight in Paris Reviews: "Second Tier Woody, Amiable Amuse-Bouche, Gorgeous Kick-off to Cannes"

    While there will always be the odd dissenter, there's no question that Woody Allen's latest Midnight in Paris played well to audiences and press alike in Cannes. This is Woody Light, a sweet funny nostalgic romantic confection that proves a lively counterpoint to the dark and moody fare that tends t...

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    Cannes Review: 'Sleeping Beauty' Starring Emily Browning Seduces With The Pervading Power Of A Dream

    Greeted with diffident, muted applause at Cannes -- where it was instantly vaulted into must-see territory the second it arrived in competition despite being the debut effort of a first-time director -- "Sleeping Beauty" is a film that seduces and repels, that flickers between a come-hither smoldering gaze and dead-eyed passive aggression. This is, in many ways, the kind of film you only get at a major festival, a hothouse flower, beautiful and delicate and yet surprisingly hardy and potentially toxic. At the same time, it's exactly the kind of film least well-served by being screened at a major film fest, with considered, slow contemplation ...

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