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    Cannes Review: Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘Winter Sleep’

    Impenetrably dense, extravagantly wordy and very, very long, safe to say Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Winter Sleep,” before this afternoon’s Cannes screening the bookie’s favorite to take the Palme, won’t be winning him many new fans from the general public. And in its deliberate, almost mischievous delight...

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    A List of the Women-Directed and Women-Centric Films Looking for Deals in Cannes

    Among them are films by directors Susanne Bier, Jodie Foster, Haifaa Al-Mansour, and Natalie Portman.

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    WATCH: Steve Carell at His Most Unsettling in First Clip from 'Foxcatcher,' Competing at Cannes

    A first clip is here from Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher." As you may recall, the film was originally looking at a fall 2013 debut, but was then pushed back due to a "huge editing process." It's now premiering at Cannes, set to play the competition lineup next week.

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    ISA of the Day: Pamela Leu of Be For Films

    The newly born Be For Films is the first sales company in Belgium. Founder Pamela Leu shares her story and lineup for Cannes.

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    Cannes Review: Daniel Wolfe's Gorgeous But Unsatisfying Thriller/Social Realism Hybrid 'Catch Me Daddy'

    Though appearances in main Competition tend to be restricted to the Loaches and Leighs of the world, the British film industry has done well by the sidebars at Cannes in recent years. Films like "Hunger," "Sightseers" and "The Selfish Giant" all premiered in Un Certain Regard or Directors' Fortnight...

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    Cannes Critics Flee Atom Egoyan's "The Captive"

    Although it has a few defenders, most see the movie about the search for Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos' kidnapped daughter as further proof of Egoyan's downward slide.

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    Cannes Review: 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' With Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler & More

    For most of their history, which has now lasted over 15 years ("Antz" and "The Prince Of Egypt" both debuted in 1998), DreamWorks Animation seemed to be content with making a quick buck and raising a cheap laugh. Some of their output was better than others (the original "Shrek" at one end of the sca...

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    Cannes Review: Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson & More

    Have you ever Xeroxed a picture repeatedly until the image became so degraded that only the highest-contrast elements of the original remained? Imagine doing that with Denis Villeneuve’s “Prisoners,” the other Canadian-directed child abduction movie, and you’d get something like Atom Egoyan’s “The C...

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    Cannes Review: With the Ryan Reynolds Thriller 'The Captive,' Has Atom Egoyan Lost His Way For Good?

    Atom Egoyan's Ryan Reynolds vehicle is cold thriller that turns the director's cerebral style into a basic formula.

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    A24 Buys Egoyan's Cannes Competition Kidnap Thriller 'The Captive,' Before Vitriolic Press Reaction

    A24 Nabs Canadian writer-director Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' starring Ryan Reynolds. Cannes reaction is mixed--review and press conference quotes.

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