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    For Your Consideration: A Mid-Year Stab At The Oscar Race

    It's been roughly four months since Indiewire's coverage of the mammoth 2012-2013 awards season came to an end. Our For Your Consideration column has laid dormant ever since, its most recent edition an year-in-advance stab at what might become of the next awards season. But with the Venice Film Fest...

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    Sofia Coppola on Her Reasons For Making 'The Bling Ring,' Casting Emma Watson and Getting to Know Paris Hilton

    After delving into the vacuous lifestyle of a celebrity in "Somewhere," Sofia Coppola tackles celebrity anew in "The Bling Ring," this time from the viewpoint of the teens who idolize them so much that they want to be them.

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    Review: Coppola's 'The Bling Ring'

    Confession: going into "The Bling Ring," I was hopeful that I’d find the Sofia Coppola of "Marie Antoinette" rather than the Sofia Coppola of "Somewhere" parked behind the camera. Surely, a true-life Hollywood tale as fundamentally ludicrous as fame-and-celebrity-obsessed hipster teens targeting fre...

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    Paris Suburbs Censor Poster For Cannes' Explicit Gay Thriller 'Stranger By The Lake'

    Amid considerable, often violent protesting of France's recent legalization of same-sex marriage, Alain Guiraudie's explicitly sexual gay thriller "Stranger By The Lake" ("L'Inconnu du lac" in French) is hitting theaters in France today. But not without controversy.

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    Sofia Coppola and Emma Watson Talk All Things 'Bling Ring'

    The last time Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola hit up La Croisette to unveil a new work, 2006's "Marie Antoinette," the Hollywood royal child was met with boos. History didn't repeat itself when "The Bling Ring" kicked off the Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this morning after screening to a pac...

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    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like Acquire Ari Folman's Cannes Entry 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright

    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like have co-acquired North American rights to Ai Folman's anticipated follow-up to "Waltz With Bashir," "The Congress," starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm and Paul Giamatti. The animated-live action hybrid opened the Cannes Director's Fortnight sidebar this...

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    Popular Cannes Winner 'Blue is the Warmest Color' Receives Chillier Criticism

    It was a hit with critics and it won the Palme d'Or, but Abdellatif Kechiche's film about young lesbian lovers is now receiving its first taste of backlash.

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    Roman Polanski's 'Venus' Heading To U.S. Via Sundance Selects

    Roman Polanski's "Venus In Fur" will head to the U.S. via Sundance Selects, it was announced today. The film -- which just had its world premiere in Cannes -- stars Polanski's wife and frequent collaborator Emmanuelle Seigner as Vanda, an actress who shows up late to an audition for Thomas (Mathieu...

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    On Trying to Work in the Name of a Festival Sponsor (Without Compromising One's Journalistic Integrity)

    Since I was a teenager, I've wondered why Coke and Pepsi still have to advertise. Is there anyone who knows what a carbonated beverage is who isn't already aware of these two iconic brands of cola? How hard is it to taste both and decide if a personal preference emerges or that either (or neither) o...

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    James Gray On 'The Immigrant,' 'The Gray Man,' 'The Lost City Of Z' And More

    Last week, we ran an excerpt from our Cannes Film Festival interview with director James Gray in which he spoke at length about his upcoming sci-fi project. But of course the reason he was there, and the reason we were talking at all, was to present his new film, “The Immigrant,” which premiered in ...

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