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    Watch: Jealousy & Desire Collide In First Trailer For 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' Starring Kristen Stewart & Juliette Binoche

    The Cannes Film Festival is drawing to a close, but things are just heating up. The Palme d'Or is still very much up for grabs, and one major film yet to screen in Competition is Olivier Assayas' "Clouds Of Sils Maria." And after handfuls of clips and images, the first trailer has arrived and it's p...

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    Watch: Counting Crows Powered First Clip From 'Mommy' Plus Xavier Dolan's Statement On Shooting In 1:1 Aspect Ratio

    With his fifth film, twenty-five year old director Xavier Dolan finally played in Competition at Cannes with "Mommy," and he made the most of the opportunity. Yesterday, raves started coming in from all corners for the movie, with our own Jessica Kiang declaring the picture to be "vibrant, intoxicat...

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    Cannes Review: 'Footloose' In Ireland? With 'Jimmy's Hall,' Ken Loach Matches History With Entertainment

    The 77-year-old Ken Loach explores the story of a man who brought jazz and culture to provincial Ireland in this entertaining Cannes premiere.

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    Cannes Review: Ken Loach’s Twee And Tweedy ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

    It was announced here in Cannes that Ken Loach, who had long mooted this year’s Competition entry “Jimmy’s Hall” as his last film, had at least partially relented (possibly in the face of the general rending of clothes and gnashing of teeth that greeted the suggestion here: Cannes loves Ken), and is...

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    At Cannes, Filmmakers Break Out of the Box at Their Peril: Ask Ryan Gosling

    Filmmakers at Cannes beware. Make an unpredictable movie well outside your comfort zone and sometimes, critics will heap you with praise, as they did when comedy director Michel Hazanavicius went dramatic with "The Artist" at Cannes and went on to win a bevy of prizes including the Best Picture Osca...

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    LatinoBuzz: Ruben Gutierrez On How the Drug War Ravaged His Hometown & Inspired His Melancholic Cannes Short Film

    The Cannes Film Festival is up there with the fanciest, most lavish, celebrity-filled, red-carpet driven fests. Yet, it still manages to maintain its commitment to fostering the next generation of filmmaking talent. Amidst the black-tie galas and yacht parties, is the Short Film Corner

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    Cannes: Is Palme d'Or Contender 'Mommy' Xavier Dolan's Dearest Yet?

    Like it or not, Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan is, at age 25, almost insufferably talented. This year marks his fourth trip to the Croisette as a director, as he debuted in 2009 with the intensely personal "I Killed My Mother." But his latest, "Mommy," is his first to bow in the Main Competition. ...

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    Ryan Gosling Lays An Oeuf At Cannes With "Lost River"

    I asked my source at Cannes to send me back a few reviews this morning and the highlight of our conversation was Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, "Lost Rivers". I'm begging you...read more

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    Cannes Review: Xavier Dolan's F'd-Up, Profane And Amazingly Alive 'Mommy'

    We remember watching a directors' roundtable one day and the question was asked of the assembled filmmakers "what is the hardest part of directing?" They all agreed that the hardest thing was to create a sense of life: inside a frame in which everything included therein is a choice, the hardest thin...

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