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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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    The Playlist Interview From Cannes: Wes Anderson Discusses The Nostalgia, Music, & Making Of 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Few filmmakers have a more distinctive take on the world than Wes Anderson. Many of his contemporaries -- David O Russell, Darren Aronofsky, Spike Jonze et al -- are extraordinary filmmakers, but it's only with Anderson that you can look at a single frame -- any frame -- and instantly know that it's...

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    Cannes 2012: Walter Salles and Sprawling Cast Recreate Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road,' Which is Cruising for an NC-17

    "On the Road" is a two hour and 17-minute recreation of Jack Kerouac's seminal 1957 novel. It's a serious thoughtful gorgeously mounted period art film and American travelogue, carefully researched and painstakingly crafted. Walter Salles and writer Jose Rivera, the team behind &qu...

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    CANNES 2012: Leos Carax's HOLY MOTORS

    Where does one begin with Leos Carax’s insane "Holy Motors"? Maybe its incredible central performance(s) by Denis Lavant, who literally transforms into a different character in nearly every other scene, each one stranger than the next? Or perhaps its stark raving mad narrative that bends so far into...

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    Cannes 2012 - South African Cinema Meets Bollywood In Heist Film "31 Million Reasons"

    Cannes 2012 - South African Cinema Meets Bollywood In Heist Film "31 Million Reasons"

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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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    Lionsgate Pacts with StudioCanal for Extended Global Partnership

    At Cannes for the first time in their new roles as co-chairs of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, ex-Summit co-chiefs Patrick Wachsberger, long a major player on the international distribution and film sales scene, and Rob Friedman are wielding some muscle on the Croisette. Lionsgate and French distri...

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    Sexism Watch: Comment from Critic in Cannes

    Here's how Financial Times critic Nigel Andrews ended a recent piece on Cannes Film Festival

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    Cannes Virgin Diary 3: Critics' Week Yields Breakouts 'Aqui y Alla,' 'Sofia's Last Ambulance'

    This is the best film yet to screen at Cannes' Critics' Week, confidently made without a single wasted scene. The quotidian reality of Guerrero village life is realized with lyricism and lack of sentimentality.

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    Guy Pearce Reveals Details Of Drake Doremus' Next; Says It's About An Inappropriate Teacher/Student Relationship

    Guy Pearce has been having a pretty damn good year in 2012. The actor's been moving towards stardom since "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" and "L.A. Confidential" fifteen years ago, and looked to turn into a megastar after "Memento," but when big-budget studio picture "The Time Mac...

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