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    John Hillcoat's Lame 'Lawless' Makes a Case For a Moratorium on Westerns

    John Hillcoat's grimy 2005 Aussie western "The Proposition" marked the rare case of the genre done justice in modern times. His decision to direct "Lawless," an adaptation of Matt Bondurant's Prohibition-set novel "The Wettest County in the World," should provid...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Pablo Larrain Expands His Obsession With the Pinochet Era In Brilliant Gael Garcia Bernal Vehicle 'No'

    With his last two features, "Tony Manero" and "Post Mortem," Chilean director Pablo Larraín quickly established himself as the preeminent chronicler of his country's lingering demons from its years of oppression under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. For his third...

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    CANNES EXCLUSIVE: Cohen Media Group Acquires Francois Ozon's 'In the House,' With Kristin Scott Thomas and Emmanuelle Seigner

    Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Francois Ozon thriller “In the House.” Discussions with the French filmmaker’s Wild Bunch sales reps begun weeks ago were finalized this week in Cannes, though the film is not yet finished.

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    CANNES 2012 | 'Lawless' Director John Hillcoat on Violence, Genre and Moralist Filmmaking

    Australian director John Hillcoat may not seem the most obvious choice to direct "Lawless," a Prohibition-era thriller set in the American South based on Matt Bondurant's 2008 novel "The Wettest County in the World." But Hillcoat has more ties to the U.S. than expected: He gr...

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    CANNES 2012 | Xavier, Anyways: Quebec's Dolan On Making 'Laurence,' Returning to Cannes and Going Hollywood

    It's been four years since Xavier Dolan first came to the Cannes Film Festival. Only 19 at the time, he quickly gained international admiration after his film, "I Killed My Mother," swept the awards of the festival's Director's Fortnight section.

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    CANNES REVIEW: Matteo Garrone's 'Reality' is a Horrific Spin on 'Big Brother' Obsessions

    "Reality" makes the case that society renders everyone impossibly small. The first and last shots of Matteo Garrone's drama take place from extreme heights that make their focal point blend with their surroundings. Everything in frame takes on the dimensions of a dollhouse, as if the I...

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    CANNES: With 'The Oath of Tobruk' Pick-Up Is Harvey Weinstein Creating His Own Ad Campaign for Obama's Re-Election?

    Always one to wrestle his films into the popular conversation, Weinstein Co. co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been indulging his activist streak at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. On the heels of acquiring U.S. rights to the Osama bin Laden takedown project “Code Name: Geronimo,” which ma...

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    Eli Roth Aims to Make Horror Thriller 'The Green Inferno' His 'Scariest and Most Intense Film'

    Eli Roth will get back in the directing chair for the first time since his 2007 sequel “Hostel: Part II” with the horror thriller “The Green Inferno,” courtesy of production-financing outfit Worldview Entertainment. Filming is scheduled to begin in Peru and Chile in the fall.

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    CANNES REVIEW: Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Dreamy 'Mekong Hotel' Outlines an Unrealized Project

    Thai director and installation artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul has steadily made his way from exclusively receiving a highly specialized form of cinephilic admiration for his plethora of experimental shorts and structurally ambitious features to global status as one of the most enthrallingly crypti...

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    CANNES: Can Harvey Weinstein Use 'Code Name: Geronimo' to Help Win the Election for Obama?

    When Harvey Weinstein decided to plunk down about $2.5 million for U.S. distribution rights to “Code Name: Geronimo” at Cannes Wednesday, he was pocketing more than just a rousing real-life story about the fatal takedown of Osama bin Laden. The Weinstein Co. topper’s ambitions extend beyond the box ...

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