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    How to Grow a Film Festival, Despite a Hurricane

    How do you start a successful film festival? You get government and financial backing, enough to lure stars to a burgeoning beach resort.

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    Watch: Ryan Reynolds Hunts for Long-Lost Daughter in 'The Captive'

    Live out every parent's nightmare with the new psychological thriller from A24.

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    Atom Egoyan Vies for Comeback with Revenge Thriller 'Remember' Starring Christopher Plummer

    Principal photography starts Monday on Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan's revenge thriller "Remember," produced by Robert and Ari Lantos and starring an international cast: Christopher Plummer (who won a supporting actor Oscar in 2010 for "Beginners"), Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen Proch...

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    Watch: Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos Search Frantically for Missing Daughter in Trailer for 'The Captive'

    Despite the juxtaposition of intrigue against the barren, snow-laden Canadian landscape, critics at Cannes did not respond kindly to Egoyan's latest project.

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    Watch: Find Out Who's Watching Who In New Trailer For Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' With Ryan Reynolds & Mireille Enos

    Atom Egoyan went to the Cannes Film Festival this spring with this latest effort, "The Captive," and the results were not good. Not even close. Our own Jessica Kiang noted that were boos scattered at her screening, and her savage reviewed called the film a "lurid, credulity-stretching" dud, and some...

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    Cannes Critics Flee Atom Egoyan's "The Captive"

    Although it has a few defenders, most see the movie about the search for Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos' kidnapped daughter as further proof of Egoyan's downward slide.

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    Cannes Review: Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson & More

    Have you ever Xeroxed a picture repeatedly until the image became so degraded that only the highest-contrast elements of the original remained? Imagine doing that with Denis Villeneuve’s “Prisoners,” the other Canadian-directed child abduction movie, and you’d get something like Atom Egoyan’s “The C...

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    Cannes Review: With the Ryan Reynolds Thriller 'The Captive,' Has Atom Egoyan Lost His Way For Good?

    Atom Egoyan's Ryan Reynolds vehicle is cold thriller that turns the director's cerebral style into a basic formula.

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    A24 Buys Egoyan's Cannes Competition Kidnap Thriller 'The Captive,' Before Vitriolic Press Reaction

    A24 Nabs Canadian writer-director Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' starring Ryan Reynolds. Cannes reaction is mixed--review and press conference quotes.

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    Atom Egoyan Discusses Seeking Truth with DEVIL'S KNOT

    "Every actor has a different temperament. Part of my job is to know what those boundaries are. The actor has to know you’ll be there at the other end, that you’re trying to represent them in the best light, who they are as they’re harnessing these roles."

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