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    CANNES REVIEW: Why Walter Salles' 'On the Road' Adaptation Is Better Than You Think

    Red flags immediately go up whenever a filmmaker embarks on adapting a beloved classic. Walter Salles' long-gestating big screen treatment of "On the Road" provides the latest example: Years in development, the nearly-two-and-a-half hour treatment of Jack Kerouac's seminal novel of...

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    CANNES 2012 | 'The Paperboy' Director Lee Daniels On Why He Listens To His Critics

    After seeing his directorial debut "Precious" premiere in Sundance's US Dramatic Competition and go on to become a Academy Award-winning phenomenon, Lee Daniels is set to unveil his sophomore effort "The Paperboy" in Competition at Cannes on Thursday.

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    CANNES Mid-Festival Dispatch: Forget About the Palme D'Or, Some of the Most Interesting Movies Are the Mixed Bags

    Last week at Cannes I encountered a familiar problem: standing in line for a crowded screening and getting turned away at the door. Within hours, I heard that a consensus had been reached: The new Michel Gondry film was terrible. "The We and the I," the opening-night selection of the Direc...

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    CANNES Q&A: Jennifer Lynch Explores Her Fears in Market Title 'A Fall From Grace'

    Jennifer Lynch’s laugh sounds just like you’d expect it to: full of mischievous fun, raspy and more than a little dirty. It’s refreshing to hear that even after her savaged 1993 film debut “Boxing Helena” and a string of spinal surgeries that kept her from making anothe...

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    CANNES: Ben Wheatley's Hot Directors' Fortnight Title 'Sightseers' Goes to IFC Films

    IFC Films has bought North American rights to the dark comedy "Sightseers," directed by Ben Wheatley ("Kill List"). The Directors Fortnight film premieres today in Cannes. Written by the film's stars, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, with additional material by Amy Jump, "...

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    Leos Carax Makes a Nutty Comeback With 'Holy Motors,' But Don't Expect Easy Answers

    "Holy Motors" is balls-to-the-wall crazy, beautiful and unbelievably strange. This is a movie about movies, life, death, the human condition, monkeys, music, chaos, suicide, whatever.

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    Watch: Teaser for 'Rubber' Director Quentin Dupieux's 'WRONG COPS'

    The filmmaker behind "Rubber," the movie starring, you know, a tire, has another weird movie looking for funding. It's called "WRONG COPS" and it stars Marilyn Manson, and yes, the title is in all caps. It's a comedy about disturbed cops, which means that, sadly, tires ma...

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    CANNES: Buyers React to Sneak Screening of Lee Daniels' Pulpy 'The Paperboy'

    One of the Cannes competition’s most high-profile titles, Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy,” got some early exposure Tuesday morning when the film’s sales agents let a tight group of potential buyers and select critics into the Cinema Olympia on Rue Antibes. Millennium Films&...

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    CANNES 2012: 'Killing Them Softly' Writer-Director Andrew Dominik on Crime, Comedy and Mr. Potato Head

    Twelve years ago, New Zealand-born music-video director Andrew Dominik exploded onto the international scene with his feature debut “Chopper,” a stylish, bloody portrait of a brutish outlaw. The movie played at the Toronto and Sundance film festivals and launched the writer-director&rsqu...

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