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    'Lawless' Director John Hillcoat: The American Film Landscape Is “Tough”; Television Is The New Medium For “Character & Drama”

    Australian filmmaker John Hillcoat has steadily built upon his career as an auteur known for brooding and unnerving pieces of work ever since his neo-western “The Proposition” started making the rounds in 2005. The picture offered viewers a refreshing take on the western genre, and a haunting tale o...

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    CANNES: Kino Lorber Goes 'In Another Country' With Isabelle Huppert

    Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to the Cannes competition entry "In Another Country," the latest film by South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo ("Night and Day"), that stars Isabelle Huppert. The film marks Sang-soo's first English-language film (it's also in Korean). ...

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    The One In Which Nicole Kidman Pees On Zac Efron; Reviews Of Lee Daniels' "Paperboy" Are In!

    The first thing that jumped out at me while going through the S&A news feed this morning were all the polarizing reviews for Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival today, while half of the world was still asleep.

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    CANNES 2012: Lee Daniels' THE PAPERBOY

    The best that can be said of Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" is that it’s sometimes intentionally awful. More often than not, however, it’s just awful.

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    Cannes 2012: Competition Films for the Red Carpet, from Kidman in 'Paperboy' to Pitt in 'Killing Them Softly'

    Several films in the Cannes Competition feel like they were booked for their red carpet star value, and are lesser efforts than films that Cannes did not see fit to place in competition. Why not place Chilean director Pablo Larrain's "NO" in the Competition? It's his fourth film, a...

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    Cannes Review: Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' With Matthew McConaughey & Nicole Kidman Is A Disastrous Flop

    Many people will tell you that "The Paperboy" -- based on Pete Dexter's novel, brought to the screen by "Precious" director Lee Daniels -- is a trash masterpiece, an instant camp classic, so bad it's good. These people, these critics, are simply not to be trusted about any question of judgment for a...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Is Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' So Bad Its Good? Only If That's What You Want From It.

    Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" is a rare case of serious commitment to outright silliness. The director's follow-up to "Precious" fries its dramatic content with a blazingly absurd grindhouse style as extreme as the humidity bearing down on his characters.

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    Carlos Reygadas' 'Post Tenebras Lux' Is a Mess of Half-Baked Ideas

    A key distinction between Mexican director Carlos Reygadas' completely baffling "Post Tenebras Lux" and his previous feature "Silent Light" comes from comparing their opening sequences. "Silent Light" begins with a supremely lyrical shot of natural imagery slowly fa...

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    Cannes 2012 - Psych Thriller "Desordres" (Isaach De Bankole & Sonia Rolland) Screening For Buyers

    Here's an update on a project Emmanuel profiled last fall titled Désordres (Chaos), which stars Isaach de Bankole and  French-Rwandan actress Sonia Rolland, as history professor Vincent, and his wife Marie who have just moved from Paris (with t...

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    Cannes Review: Carlos Reygadas’ 'Post Tenebras Lux' Is Singularly Strange, But Not Especially Impressive

    When discussing Carlos Reygadas’ “Post Tenebras Lux,” comparisons to “The Tree of Life” come easily, though Reygadas’s film is as far from a paean to God as it gets. In fact, while Malick’s movie has a sweeping, hands-on perspective on enlightenment and God, Reygadas’ (“Silent Light,” “Battle in Hea...

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