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    Does The Palme d'Or Ever Equal Box Office Receipts?

    Whatever wins the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, statistics say that the prize offers no assurance of box office success. The last 10 winners totaled just $161.8 million in North America, with a whopping $119.2 million - or 74% -  coming from Michael Moore’s 2004 winner “Fahrenheit ...

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    Apichatpong Weerasethakul Comes to New York for a Monthlong Residency in May at the New Museum

    Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul has emerged as a major creative force over the past ten years, but his global presence reached new heights last year when he won the Palme d'Or for his sensationally dreamlike "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives." Drawing on issues of identity and re...

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    Box Office: "Red State" Tour Kicks Off To Big Business; "thankyou," "Boonmee" Debut

    Though it's not scheduled to open in official theatrical release until October, Kevin Smith's "Red State" kicked off its sneak preview tour of the United States this weekend to an impressive number. At a single show at New York's Radio City Music Hall, the film - a satirical horror film that takes ...

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    REVIEW | Impenetrable Fantasy: "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives"

    Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul has made a career out of directing movies that seem like dense visual riddles, matching poetry with mysterious cinematic designs. However, while his earlier features often felt primarily energizing as intellectual exercises rather than creative pursuits, his l...

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    Berlin, Cannes Winners Round Out Film Forum's Winter and Spring Schedule

    Film Forum is welcoming the winter and spring months with a diverse slate of films from Britain, Scandinavia, Chad, Romania, Thailand, and Italy. Romania's official entry to the Academy Awards, Florin Serban's "If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle" will kick off their 2011 slate in January. The film took...

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    Danny Boyle the Toast of BFI's Upcoming London Film Fest

    A number of fall festival favorites, including Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," Mike Leigh's "Another Year," Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech," and Danny Boyle's "127 Hours," have all made the cut for the British Film Institute's (BFI) shortlist for their Best Film Award, to be dolled out at this yea...

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    "Uncle Boonmee," "Inside Job" Top Cannes Critics Poll (UPDATED)

    As the 2010 Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, indieWIRE's poll of twenty-one critics and bloggers has attempted to make clear the highest ranked films of this year's fest. Hundreds of grades have been entered, leaving Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Palme d'Or winner "Uncl...

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