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    At Cannes, "Respectable Family" Indicts Iranian Society, Corruption

    "A Respectable Family," a new Iranian film which premiered in Cannes' Directors Fortnight section this week, won't do much to calm the strident anti-artist backlash in the country, which has put acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi under arrest indefinitely, and censored, harrassed ...

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    New Photos: Nicole Kidman & Clive Owen In 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

    It's a shame Park Chan-wook couldn't get his English-language debut "Stoker" ready in time for Cannes but his leading lady, Nicole Kidman, has still managed to have two films appear on the Croisette this year. While everyone's been talking up her role in "The Paperboy," Kidman also stars opposite Cl...

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip From Joachim Trier's Excellent 'Oslo, August 31st'

    As ever, Memorial Day will be a pretty big weekend for the movies. On the tentpole front, "Men In Black 3" hopes to unseat the still-dominant "The Avengers." And on the indie front, Wes Anderson's much-anticipated "Moonrise Kingdom" is opening in limited release and sure to draw crowds, while The We...

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    'Men In Black' Director Barry Sonnenfeld May Direct Warner Bros Movie Based On Secret '60s Comic Book Property

    Since starting as his career as the cinematographer for the Coen Brothers, Barry Sonnenfeld has led a successful career as a director, a few rough patches notwithstanding (“Wild Wild West”) and this Friday sees his first new film in six years, the “surprisingly decent” “Men In Black 3,” hit theaters...

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    First Look Photos: Juno Temple, Leslie Mann & Kate Bosworth In 'Little Birds'

    We've talked about Elgin James' colorful past on numerous occasions but we're now finally on the brink of seeing what he can offer with his debut film "Little Birds." Born out of the Sundance Labs, the film premiered to a warm reception at Park City last year but -- possibly due to a recent incarcer...

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    2012 BET Awards Nominees Announced; Revisiting 2011 Backlash Over Film Category Noms

    In case you haven't heard, the nominees for the 2012 BET Awards were unveiled last night, with categories in both musc and film as always.

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    Film4 Backs Ben Wheatley's Cops & Monsters Flick 'Freakshift,' Director Also Planning English Civil War Drama

    It's a good day to be Ben Wheatley. The director, who's become one of the most talked-about new directors around thanks to "Down Terrace" and "Kill List," is making his Cannes debut today with his dark, Edgar Wright-exec-produced comedy "Sightseers" -- a press screening is underway as we speak, and ...

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    Lionsgate Pacts with StudioCanal for Extended Global Partnership

    At Cannes for the first time in their new roles as co-chairs of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, ex-Summit co-chiefs Patrick Wachsberger, long a major player on the international distribution and film sales scene, and Rob Friedman are wielding some muscle on the Croisette. Lionsgate and French distri...

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