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    Review Roundup: Critics Go Ga-Ga for Soderbergh's Outrageously Mesmerizing 'Behind the Candelabra'

    Critics are over the glittering, bedazzled moon for Steven Soderbergh's Cannes competition entry "Behind the Candelabra," set to premiere on HBO on May 26 and starring a no-holds-barred Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as the famed pianist Liberace and his younger lover, Scott Thorson. The Telegraph r...

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    Michael Douglas, Kitsch and Depth: Soderbergh's 'Behind the Candelabra'

    Despite the earnest pr spin surrounding it, Behind the Candelabra invites us to laugh at - not always with - the grinning, gaudy Vegas spectacle that is Liberace. But Michael Douglas' performance is also deep, sympathetic and brilliant, an act of impeccable mimicry that reveals the essence of a ...

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    Cannes Review: 'Behind the Candelabra' is Steven Soderbergh's Glamorous, Garish and Great Goodbye (For Now)

    "Behind the Candelabra," which premiered at Cannes today before heading to HBO on Sunday, May 26th at 9pm, is Steven Soderbergh's virtuoso swan song to filmmaking (at least for now), his final feature before stopping to focus on his painting.

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    Sex, Tears and Liberace: Steven Soderbergh, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Go 'Behind the Candelabra' at Cannes

    Adding more decadence to an already glamorous event, Steven Soderbergh's fabulous (in all senses of the word) Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," premiered this morning at Cannes the way American audiences won't be able to see it -- on the big screen. The HBO production, which airs May 26 (it'...

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    Cannes Review: Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' Puts Dazzling Entertainment On Top Of Toxic Relationship

    It's almost unfair how easy Steven Soderbergh makes it look. As the filmmaker heads into his hiatus from movie-making, he's spent the few last years dipping between high grade entertainment ("Magic Mike") and accomplished genre films ("Side Effects," "Haywire") and for his goodbye, he's more or less...

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    Not At Cannes? Make Your Own 'No Cannes Do' Festival With These Films Already In Theaters

    The 66th Cannes Film Festival is kicking off right now, and maybe you're already in the south of France with a glass of rosé in your hand, skimming through the festival program. However, for the vast majority of us, this is not the case.

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    Watch: Michael Douglas Is Fabulous In New Trailer For 'Behind The Candelabra'

    If any of the major studios had the brass balls to take on "Behind The Candelabra," we think Michael Douglas probably would've been a no brainer as an Oscar contender, particularly judging by this new trailer unveiled over at The Guardian. It's a totally transformative performance and it looks like ...

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    13 Films We're Excited To See at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

    The 2013 edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicks off this Wednesday with the international premiere of a film most of us Stateside folks have already seen -- Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." But after that comes dozens of films that have yet to screen in any public capacity, including new work f...

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    Watch: U.K Trailer For Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Behind The Candelabra’ Provides Longer Look At The Story

    Serving as the gaudy, bejeweled finale to Steven Soderbergh’s film career (for now), Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” cemented itself as one to watch from the minute the director announced it. A trailer finally dropped for the HBO production last month and blew us away, and now a new look fro...

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    The Playlist's 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Cannes Film Festival

    With the actual schedule released today (cue charts and diagrams as attendees try to work out how to be in eight places at one time), the final pieces are falling into place for this year's Cannes Film Festival, and it's shaping up to be a terrific couple of weeks. The initial lineup was already imp...

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