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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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    CANNES: Sony Classics Buys Gael Garcia Bernal Drama 'No'

    Sony Pictures Classics has finally gotten into the game at Cannes with its acquisition of North American rights to Pablo Larrain’s “No.” The Directors’ Fortnight drama starring Gael García Bernal has drawn much praise since its premiere late last week.

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    Global Film Initiative - One of U.S.'s Most Creative Distributors at the 65th Cannes Film Festival!

    The Global Film Initiative is a leading distributor and funder of films from Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, including Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard film MISS LOVELY (dir. Ashim Ahluwalia, India) being sold by Fortissimo and screening May 24 and ...

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    CANNES 2012: Hong Sangsoo's IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

    The screenwriting process produces a kind of sandbox cinema in Hong Sang-soo’s "In Another Country," the Korean director’s latest jazz riff on human interconnection. The film’s beach side location may be consistent with earlier films, but its unique characterizations traverse freely outside the logi...

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    James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain in Double Feature: 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

    James McAvoy is replacing Joel Edgerton (who was attached in February) to star with Jessica Chastain in the double-feature film project, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her"...

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