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    Cannes Review Capsule: 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Wes Anderson's latest has premiered at Cannes. What do the critics think?

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    CANNES 2012: Yousry Nasrallah's AFTER THE BATTLE

    Governments are inherently evil. Commoners are redeemable imbeciles. Academics are clueless do-gooders. These cookie-cutter generalizations about character motivation and social institutions define Yousry Nasrallah’s "After the Battle."

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    Cannes Watch: Why We Need Films Directed By Women AND Films About Women

    Cannes is kicking off right now.  I've spent the last two days putting together a petition that will be sent to the festival about the lack of female directors in competition.  You can sign the petition here.  (Just so you know every signature generates an email to the Cannes offi...

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    The Top 10 Critics to Follow on Twitter During Cannes

    The Cannes Film Festival starts in mere hours. Here's who to follow on Twitter to stay tuned in to it all.

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    Cannes Watch: The First Female Saudia Arabian Director Hits Cannes

    Haifaa Al Mansour may not be able to drive in her country but she seems to have accomplished something no other woman -- or man -- has done in Saudia Arabia -- directing the first feature film shot in the country.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Hits the Croisette, Buys 'Love is All You Need'

    Always a major North American presence on the Cannes Croisette, Sony Pictures Classics covers the official selection and market screenings like a blanket. In many ways it's the unfinished material that tests the mettle of the buyers. Which movies are ready to bid on, sight unseen, off bits of footag...

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    Cannes Market, New Image: 'Emperor' with Tommy Lee Jones

    "Emperor," Peter Webber's political thriller centers on the tensions and uncertainties in the days just after the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. It's currently at the Cannes Market. General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones, new picture above) is the de facto ...

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    Terrence Malick "Status" Report: One-Time 'Lawless,' 'To the Wonder,' 'Knight of Cups'

    Cannes would be happy to have anything from Terrence Malick; the fest bestowed upon him their Palme d'Or last year for "The Tree of Life," which went on to top many ten-bests of 2011 and even landed a coveted spot on Roger Ebert's greatest films of all time.

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    Cannes Chases Stars, Polanski, Documentaries, Jury Press Conference Addresses Women Directors Issue

    The competition jury at Cannes, as always, gave a press conference on opening day. Part of the jury's function is to provide the fest some badly needed star power--as well as a vacation from their day jobs, Ewan McGregor confessed.

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    Cannes 2011 Recap: Charting a High-Grossing, Oscar-Bound Crop

    A year ago when Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" opened the Cannes Film Festival, no one would have ever guessed it was the beginning of a fairly remarkable success story. Released in theaters a week a week later, the film would go on to become Allen's highest grossing film ever, and get him his f...

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