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    Cannes: How 'Only God Forgives' Suggests Ryan Gosling's Schtick Has Worn Thin

    Ryan Gosling is a talented actor who has faced the same challenge most distinctive performers inevitably must confront: the danger of turning into a walking cliché. To that end, the decision to avoid traditional blockbuster vehicles in favor of Nicolas Winding Refn's ultra-violent B-movie-turned-art...

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    'Only God Forgives' Director Nicolas Winding Refn at Cannes: 'I have a fetish for violent images' (No Kidding)

    Nicolas Winding Refn might have expressed disdain in 2011 for Lars von Trier's infamous Nazi remarks at Cannes, but the fellow Danish auteur is no less a provocateur, as evidenced by his bleak, ultra-violent Palme d'Or contender "Only God Forgives," which premiered this morning at the festival, and ...

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    Kristin Scott Thomas Talks 'Only God Forgives' at Cannes: 'This kind of film is really not my thing'

    "She has no problem turning on the bitch switch," said Nicolas Winding Refn of Kristin Scott Thomas in Cannes today. No kidding. In the writer-director's ultra-violent Palme d'Or contender "Only God Forgives" (he won Best Director at the festival in 2011), Scott Thomas does deviates from the upper c...

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    Cannes: Robert Redford's Strangest Role of His Career Is In J.C. Chandor's 'All Is Lost'

    J.C. Chandor's flashy directorial debut "Margin Call" contained a complicated plot involving financial turmoil, an ensemble of name actors and numerous locations. His followup, "All Is Lost," takes place at the complete opposite end of the production scale: Robert Redford spends its entire duration ...

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    Cannes: Guillaume Canet's 'Blood Ties' Starring Marion Cotillard and Clive Owen Coming to Theaters Via Roadside Attractions

    Guillaume Canet's Cannes thriller (and English language debut following "Tell No One" and "Little White Lies") "Blood Thriller" has landed with Lionsgate. The studio will release it through its sister company Roadside Attractions.

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    Keanu Reeves' Directorial Debut Goes to RADiUS Out of Cannes

    RADiUS - TWC is on a roll at Cannes, announcing today that the company has acquired North American rights to Keanu Reeves' directorial debut "Man of Tai Chai," days after nabbing the Directors' Fortnight thriller "Blue Ruin." Their Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling-starring Palme d'Or contender "On...

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    Cannes Review: Killer Dance Moves and Crime In Simple, Formulaic 'Grigris'

    Chad-based director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's last feature, the Cannes-winning "A Screaming Man," involved father-son tensions against the backdrop of civil war. By comparison, his followup "Grigris" is something of a letdown, though it works well enough on the scale of a basic character study. The mov...

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    Cannes Contender 'A Touch of Sin' Heads To Kino Lorber

    Kino Lorber has acquired all US rights to Jia Zhangke's "A Touch of Sin," currently in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Cannes: Suicide and Sexual Abuse Abound In Claire Denis' Frustratingly Muddled 'Bastards'

    Claire Denis' films are typically intimate dramas weighted with emotion, which makes it particularly dispiriting that "The Bastards," her eleventh feature, contains those ingredients without sufficiently pulling them together. A muddled revenge drama about family ties and traumatic experiences, the ...

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