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    Cannes Review: 'After The Battle' A Well-Intentioned, But Manipulative Drama About The Egyptian Revolution

    Gil Scott-Heron famously said "The revolution will not be televised," but as the Occupy movement and the events in Syria and Egypt have shown, not only are these actions on TV, they're on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well. Social media and the ever-quickening 24 hours cycle have seen protestors ...

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    Cannes Review: 'The We & The I' Is A Testing, Patronizing Let-Down From Michel Gondry

    Like some Gallic version of Tim Burton, Michel Gondry's initial promise has given way to a series of films whose diminishing returns demonstrate that he's a talented visualist without the capacity for, or worse, any interest in, telling an actual story. Gondry's defenders will, of course, point to t...

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    Cannes: Audiard's Anti-Romance 'Rust & Bone' Showcases Cotillard

    While director Jacques Audiard says that he wanted to offer a love story for these harsh economic times, his follow-up to Oscar-nominated "A Prophet," "Rust & Bone," which screened for press on Thursday morning, is far from a romance. It's more of a survival tale about violence and healing.

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    Cannes Review: Blood & Water Flow Freely In Jacques Audiard's Beautiful & Moving 'Rust & Bone'

    What is it we do to survive? Who is it we love? Who is it we fight? What are the forces seen and unseen that push our lives in directions we could have never expected? These are the questions that Jacques Audiard tackles in his latest "Rust And Bone," a beautiful, moving story of two fractured lives...

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    CANNES REVIEW: Jacques Audiard Gets Sentimental With Bittersweet Marion Cotillard Vehicle 'Rust and Bone'

    French director Jacques Audiard tends to explore the conflicts of grave, conflicted men stuck between an instinctual need to overcome basic obstacles and assume greater responsibilities for the world around them. A mere glance at the one-sheets from Audiard's filmography reveals a collection of ...

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    CANNES: Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three Drama 'Devil's Knot' Gets Financed, via Worldview Entertainment

    Atom Egoyan's West Memphis Three project “Devil’s Knot” will be financed and produced by Worldview Entertainment. Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in the film, which begins shooting next month in Georgia.

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    CANNES REVIEW: 'After the Battle' Brings an Activist Romance to Tahrir Square

    Now that a number of documentaries have dealt with the 2011 Egyptian uprising at Cairo's Tahrir Square -- most prominently, the scrappy "1/2 Revolution" and broadly focused "Tahrir" -- it comes as no surprise that the events have been applied to a fictional scenario, and by n...

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    Cannes 2012: Halle Berry Thriller "The Hive" Being Shopped At The Marché; June Start Date Planned

    Film sales company Sierra/Affinity has come onboard to rep Brad Anderson's (Vanishing On 7th Street, The Machinist) Halle Berry thriller The Hive, and is currently in Cannes shopping the project (and a few others) around to international buyers.

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    Cannes 2012: Ken Burns' New Documentary "The Central Park Five"

    I'm an unabashed admirer of the work of doumentary filmmaker Ken Burns. His PBS extensive muti-part documentaries which chronicle the culture and history of America such Jazz, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Civil War and most recently last fall, Prohibition are amazing examples of documentary film...

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