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Cannes Film Festival

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    Cannes: Gerard Depardieu Is Well-Cast in Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome To New York' (TRAILER)

    At the start of last night's premiere screening of Abel Ferrara's "Welcome To New York," projected onto a screen in a tent on the Carlton Beach, Gerard Depardieu revealed in a brief on-screen interview why he had agreed to play a character who, for all intents and purposes, is disgraced former IMF c...

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    Cannes Review: Twisty, Inventive, Hilarious Korean Cop Thriller ‘A Hard Day’ Is A Total Blast

    The relationship of Cannes to genre cinema is a slightly thorny and contradictory one: while critics exhausted by trying to draw Shakespearean parallels from the latest three-hour long auteurist magnum opus retreat thankfully into the few straight-up thrillers and horrors that get their time on the ...

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    Cannes Review: Tommy Lee Jones’ Awkwardly Interesting ‘The Homesman’ Co-Starring Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep

    Eight years ago (gosh, was it really that long?), Tommy Lee Jones made his long-awaited feature directorial debut with the contemporary neo-western “The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada.” The film premiered at Cannes, and proved a big hit there, winning a Best Actor trophy for Jones, and a Best S...

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    Sex, Soul Searching & a Naked Gerard Depardieu: Abel Ferrara's DSK Drama 'Welcome to New York' is Bonkers

    A deliriously entertaining political cartoon in B-movie clothing, Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York" puts Dominique Strauss-Kahn's sex scandal under the microscope.

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    Cannes Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy & Isabelle Huppert

    The existence of "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" is one of the strangest things in recent American cinema. A first time writer-director, Ned Benson, managed to attract a killer cast at his first time at bat. The film, a New York-set relationship drama, was conceived, shot and screened at TIFF a...

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    Cannes Review: Snappily Made, Darkly Funny 'Wild Tales' Announces A Sparkling New Talent

    The portmanteau picture has never been popular, exactly, but it feels like even in recent years, the form has fallen out of favor. The "[Place Name] I Love You" series ends up with increasingly diminishing returns, horror movies like "Trick'R'Treat" and "V/H/S" reach a fraction of the audience that ...

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    Cannes Review: 'Amour Fou' A Delightful But Slight Comedy Of Errors

    That crazy little thing called love. Is it even possible to count how many times the theme of love was used in movies? Doubtful. But the times it’s been used with such sardonic wit, polished with such fine veneer, is much easier to count, and Jessica Hausner’s "Amour Fou" – which had its world premi...

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