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    Daily Reads: Defending Offensive Pop Culture You Love, the Seriousness of Robin Williams' Comedy and More

    Plus: the look and legend of Lauren Bacall, and the best and worst of Cannon films.

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    TOH!'s 2014 Cannes Film Festival Bible: Read All Our Coverage From the Fest

    The Cannes Film Festival has wrapped. We at TOH! have put together a guide featuring all of our reviews, interviews, news and other coverage from the fest. Take a gander.

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    Cannes Film Festival: The Mid-Way Report & Those Chasing The Palme d’Or

    Time for a little mid-Cannes Palme check-up. Out of a conservative eighteen films playing in competition, there’s only four left to go. In the madness of press lines, while fighting sleepless nights and ignoring growling stomachs, we have managed to see and review all fourteen films and our grades h...

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    Cannes: Timothy Spall Almost Lost Himself to 'Mr. Turner' for Mike Leigh, But the Journey Was Worth It

    There's acting and then there's losing yourself to a role. Timothy Spall came very close to the latter in bringing legendary British painter J.M. W. Turner to the screen for Mike Leigh's latest, "Mr. Turner," which recently world premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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    The Indiewire Springboard: 'Mr. Turner' Breakout and Mike Leigh Muse Dorothy Atkinson Says 'No' to Vanity

    Every Friday, Indiewire's Springboard column profiles up-and-comers in the indie world who deserve your attention. Select profiles will include photography by Daniel Bergeron, exclusive to Indiewire. Today we talk to actress Dorothy Atkinson, who gives a breakthrough performance in Mike Leigh's "Mr....

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    Things I Learned at Cannes Part One, from Campion's Feminism to Leigh's Stunning 'Mr. Turner'

    I'm in Cannes, checking out films and the state of things, per usual. Here's what I've learned so far.

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    Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner": Cannes' First Masterpiece

    Critics say Mike Leigh's portrait of the British painter may be the best film of his career.

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    Watch: Second Clip and Full Trailer for Cannes Hit 'Mr. Turner' Sports Gorgeous Blend of Paint and Cinema

    Mike Leigh's biopic "Mr. Turner," which chronicles the last quarter-century in the life of the famed 19th century painter J.M.W. Turner, has been earning rave reviews from the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Cannes Review: Why Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner,' Starring Timothy Spall, is a Masterful Biopic

    Watching "Mr. Turner," which premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival, one gets the sense that only a film artist like Leigh could apply such elegance to the uneasy state of another creative mind.

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    Cannes Review: Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Ranks Among His Very Best Films

    Things acclaimed British director Mike Leigh is known for: wry comedy-drama poking at ordinary lives and the class system, a compassionate yet sharp take on the human condition, his almost unique working method that involves workshopping and improvising for months with his cast before a frame of fil...

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