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    Review Roundup: Critics Go Ga-Ga for Soderbergh's Outrageously Mesmerizing 'Behind the Candelabra'

    Critics are over the glittering, bedazzled moon for Steven Soderbergh's Cannes competition entry "Behind the Candelabra," set to premiere on HBO on May 26 and starring a no-holds-barred Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as the famed pianist Liberace and his younger lover, Scott Thorson. The Telegraph r...

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    Michael Douglas, Kitsch and Depth: Soderbergh's 'Behind the Candelabra'

    Despite the earnest pr spin surrounding it, Behind the Candelabra invites us to laugh at - not always with - the grinning, gaudy Vegas spectacle that is Liberace. But Michael Douglas' performance is also deep, sympathetic and brilliant, an act of impeccable mimicry that reveals the essence of a ...

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    Cannes Review: 'Behind the Candelabra' is Steven Soderbergh's Glamorous, Garish and Great Goodbye (For Now)

    "Behind the Candelabra," which premiered at Cannes today before heading to HBO on Sunday, May 26th at 9pm, is Steven Soderbergh's virtuoso swan song to filmmaking (at least for now), his final feature before stopping to focus on his painting.

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    The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'Behind the Candelabra'

    What critics are saying about Steven Soderbergh's new (final?) film about Liberace.

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    The Anti-"Milk": Will "Behind the Candelabra" Get Tarnished as Homophobic?

    Watch out, GLAAD. While filmmaker Steven Soderbergh's Liberace bio-pic "Behind the Candelabra" presents a complex, ambiguous portrait of the famous flamboyant performer, the gay establishment could end up chastising the film for its unflattering depiction of a kind of "predatory homosexuality," as V...

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    Sex, Tears and Liberace: Steven Soderbergh, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Go 'Behind the Candelabra' at Cannes

    Adding more decadence to an already glamorous event, Steven Soderbergh's fabulous (in all senses of the word) Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," premiered this morning at Cannes the way American audiences won't be able to see it -- on the big screen. The HBO production, which airs May 26 (it'...

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    Cannes Review: Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' Puts Dazzling Entertainment On Top Of Toxic Relationship

    It's almost unfair how easy Steven Soderbergh makes it look. As the filmmaker heads into his hiatus from movie-making, he's spent the few last years dipping between high grade entertainment ("Magic Mike") and accomplished genre films ("Side Effects," "Haywire") and for his goodbye, he's more or less...

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    Listen To Steven Soderbergh & Mike Nichols' Commentary For 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf'

    With Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" premiering at Cannes in the next few days, and hitting HBO a week on Sunday, we're not going to see a new film from him for a long time, if ever. But as he moves into other ventures, we hope he keeps up his habit of collaborating with great filmmakers...

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    From Best To Worst: Elmore Leonard Movie Adaptations

    Today sees the release of a sparkling new Criterion version of "3:10 To Yuma," the perpetually-underrated 1957 Western that's somewhat overshadowed by the more recent 2007 remake. Even those who have seen the earlier version may not be entirely aware that it's based on a short story by a man that we...

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    Watch: Michael Douglas Is Fabulous In New Trailer For 'Behind The Candelabra'

    If any of the major studios had the brass balls to take on "Behind The Candelabra," we think Michael Douglas probably would've been a no brainer as an Oscar contender, particularly judging by this new trailer unveiled over at The Guardian. It's a totally transformative performance and it looks like ...

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