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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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    Review: 'Oslo, August 31st' A Tender, Bleak Search For Hope

    A reprint of of our review from the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

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    CANNES REVIEW: Why Walter Salles' 'On the Road' Adaptation Is Better Than You Think

    Red flags immediately go up whenever a filmmaker embarks on adapting a beloved classic. Walter Salles' long-gestating big screen treatment of "On the Road" provides the latest example: Years in development, the nearly-two-and-a-half hour treatment of Jack Kerouac's seminal novel of...

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    Cannes 2012: Walter Salles and Sprawling Cast Recreate Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road,' Which is Cruising for an NC-17

    "On the Road" is a two hour and 17-minute recreation of Jack Kerouac's seminal 1957 novel. It's a serious thoughtful gorgeously mounted period art film and American travelogue, carefully researched and painstakingly crafted. Walter Salles and writer Jose Rivera, the team behind &qu...

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    Cannes Virgin Diary 3: Critics' Week Yields Breakouts 'Aqui y Alla,' 'Sofia's Last Ambulance'

    This is the best film yet to screen at Cannes' Critics' Week, confidently made without a single wasted scene. The quotidian reality of Guerrero village life is realized with lyricism and lack of sentimentality.

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    Cannes Review: Beat Classic 'On The Road' Comes To The Screen In Lustrous-But-Long-Winded Fashion

    Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has been heralded for decades: an important novel, a cultural signifier, a sociological landmark, a cracking good read. It's also been considered "unfilmable" -- but now Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries," "Dark Water") brings the novel to the screen, and "The Motor...

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    CANNES Mid-Festival Dispatch: Forget About the Palme D'Or, Some of the Most Interesting Movies Are the Mixed Bags

    Last week at Cannes I encountered a familiar problem: standing in line for a crowded screening and getting turned away at the door. Within hours, I heard that a consensus had been reached: The new Michel Gondry film was terrible. "The We and the I," the opening-night selection of the Direc...

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    Leos Carax Makes a Nutty Comeback With 'Holy Motors,' But Don't Expect Easy Answers

    "Holy Motors" is balls-to-the-wall crazy, beautiful and unbelievably strange. This is a movie about movies, life, death, the human condition, monkeys, music, chaos, suicide, whatever.

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    Cannes Review: 'Me And You' A Middling Return For Bernardo Bertolucci

    It's been nine years since the last feature film from Bernardo Bertolucci, and for a moment there, it looked like "The Dreamers" would be the final effort from the currently wheelchair-bound filmmaker. And while we're glad he's re-energized and back to making movies, unfortunately, "Me And You" will...

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    'Men In Black III' Reviews: Better Than The Second, But Still Irrelevant

    The arrival of "Men in Black III" on May 25 is exciting mostly because Will Smith hasn't been on the big screen since 2008's "Seven Pounds." Bill Desowitz also finds it's 3-D a revelation for the comedy genre...

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