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    Cannes Review: 'Like Father, Like Son' A Tender, Loving Portrait Of Parenthood

    How is being a parent defined? By your actions, or does the simple virtue of being related by blood automatically give you that title? Those questions and more lie at the core of "Like Father, Like Son," a tender and involving portrait by Kore-Eda Hirokazu that centers on two set of parents -- and o...

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    Greta's New Wave: Frances Ha

    Noah Baumbach, who made an impressive directorial debut with "The Squid and the Whale," continues to blaze his own trail with an effervescent little film called "Frances Ha," which he wrote with its star, Greta Gerwig.

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    Cannes Review: Ari Folman's Hybrid 'The Congress' Befuddles More than It Bedazzles

    Ari Folman’s “The Congress” begins well enough, with the sheer physical presence of Robin Wright center screen, tears popping from her eyes. The actress, who in real life has aged gracefully into strength – or maybe it’s just bitterness -- plays “Robin Wright,” an aging actress who has made many “lo...

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    In Defense of "Frances Ha": Why Middle-Class White Angst Is Angst, Too

    In some corners, Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" is getting lumped in with a certain cycle of mumblecore movies that focused on young white people with nothing to do with their lives except whining and having sex with each other. This is an oversimplification, of course. But because "Frances" stars tha...

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    Cannes 2013: Kristin Scott Thomas Shines In Sizzle Reel Footage From 'Only God Forgives'

    Finally from our roundup of tonight’s Weinstein Company 2013 preview reel (you can read about “The Immigrant” here and the rest of the movies teased here), and well, we’ve kind of saved the best for last. Or at least, the best received on the night. Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Only God Forgives” is with...

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    Cannes Review: Death Lingers & Lifts In Thoughtful 'Miele'

    If Michael Haneke's "Amour" presented death as a sobering inevitability, one that will test the bounds of our ability to love, actress Valeria Golino has a slightly more nuanced perspective in her directorial debut "Miele." While the subject of euthanasia is the entryway into the story, Golino wisel...

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    Weekend Preview: 'Frances Ha' Delights, 'Star Trek' Relentlessly Entertains, 'Pieta' a Bloody Must-See

    Moviegoing prospects looks good this weekend, as J.J. Abrams' well-reviewed "Star Trek Into Darkness" continues its opening weekend after a Wednesday debut, and a slew of appealing limited release titles hit screens. One of these is Noah Baumbach's critical darling "Frances Ha," starring likable mus...

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    Thoughts on Jerry Lamothe's Impressive Film Debut 'Amour Infinity'

    Thoughts on Jerry Lamothe's Impressive Film Debut 'Amour Infinity'

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    Cannes Review: 'Fruitvale Station' Recounts A Tragic True-Life Story With Good Performances & Intentions, But Little Subtlety

    There are now a few stories surrounding Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station,” which screened in Cannes yesterday. There’s the “Fruitvale Station” that as a debut, passion-project feature from an untested filmmaker, was plucked from obscurity, championed, notably by Forest Whitaker, and put into produc...

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    Cannes: How Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Confirms His Mastery of Human Behavior

    Cannes: How Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Confirms His Mastery of Human Behavior

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