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    Cannes Review Capsule: 'Killing Them Softly'

    How did the new film from the director and star of "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford" fare with critics at Cannes?

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    CANNES 2012: Abbas Kiarostami's LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

    Denial and delusion ripple the pristine visual surface of "Like Someone in Love," Abbas Kiarostami’s masterful critique of social and emotional formality, set in Japan.

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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 - South African Cinema Getting More Adventurous w/ Genres With "The Adventures Of Supermama"

    As we announced last week, the South African National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) in association with the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC), is leading a South African delegation to the 65th Cannes Film Festival (which is currently underway, with about ...

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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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    Cannes Review: It's Isabelle Huppert Times Three In Hong Sang-soo's Light 'In Another Country'

    Heaviness tends to dominate the Cannes Film Festival, and this year is no different. Death ("Amour"), doubt ("The Hunt"), losing limbs ("Rust And Bone") and religious fanaticism ("Beyond The Hills") are just some of themes that have cropped up so far as we get to the halfway point of the fest. And w...

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    Cannes Virgin Diary 2: Wet Fest Yields Best So Far, 'Amour'

    A storm blew through the city Sunday, and it is still cool and rainy. By the grace of whatever, I have yet to catch a cold. The dreary weather reminds me of San Francisco, so maybe I should see it as an antidote to my homesickness, which is beginning to settle in. I thought the rain would keep peopl...

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    Cannes Review: Brilliant & Angry 'Killing Them Softly' Is The Anti-Thriller For Our Times

    "What is that American promise? It's a promise that says each of us has the freedom to make of our own lives what we will, but that we also have obligations to treat each other with dignity and respect," Barack Obama said at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. And that section of the speech ...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Brad Pitt is the Cynical Voice of Reason in Andrew Dominik's Enjoyable Anti-Capitalist 'Killing Them Softly'

    CANNES REVIEW: Brad Pitt is the Cynical Voice of Reason in Andrew Dominik's Enjoyable Anti-Capitalist 'Killing Them Softly'

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    CANNES: Entertainment One Buys North American Rights to Norwegian Actioner 'Escape'

    Entertainment One has acquired North American rights to “Escape,” the Norwegian action-adventure directed by Roar Uthaug.

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