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    Cannes Review: ‘Stranger By The Lake’ An Impressively Controlled, Sexually Explicit Tale Of Gay Summer Love & Murder

    The scheduling of the Cannes Film Festival works in such a way that it’s rare that we get to see any film based on anything as spontaneous as peer recommendation unless it’s already been on our radar for a few weeks beforehand. But one film that did come to our notice by that route, and then had the...

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    Review: Douglas and Damon Shine in Soderbergh's Funny, Poignant Melodrama 'Behind the Candelabra'

    The Cannes Film Festival accorded Steven Soderbergh's lush period melodrama "Behind the Candelabra" a prime competition slot (his fourth) for a reason. While it's not the first time an HBO movie has played in the mainbar (Stephen Hopkins' "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" was in competition in 2...

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    Sundance Selects Is Releasing Cannes Winners 'Blue is the Warmest Color' and 'Like Father, Like Son'

    The folks at Sundance Selects are smiling, as they not only acquired U.S. rights to Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Blue is the Warmest Color," a lesbian romance that is sure to be a hot ticket back stateside, but U.S. rights to Japanese writer-director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Jury Prize Winner "Like Father, ...

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    Cannes Update: Male Dinosaurs Misspeak, Jury and Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Press Conferences (Videos)

    The Cannes Film Festival always unveils a few stragglers at the end of the fest, and the 66th installment was no exception. There were quite a few from the likes of Roman Polanski ("Venus in Fur") and Jim Jarmusch ("Only Lovers Left Alive"). While the Cannes jury stepped into the modern world with i...

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    Artifical Eye & Protagonist Back Latest Microwave Film

    Film London announces Lilting, the latest project from Film London Microwave, will be distributed by Curzon Film World’s Artificial Eye in the UK with Protagonist Pictures to manage international sales. A striking feature debut from director Hong Khaou with an all-star cast led by Ben Whishaw (Skyfa...

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    The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'Blue is the Warmest Color'

    Critics' reviews of this year's Palme d'Or winner.

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    Cannes Review: The Bright Colors Of 'Grigris' Can't Save Monochrome Story

    While Cannes had no shortage of high-profile titles to choose from, sometimes the most exciting thing about hitting the Croisette is discovering something flying under the radar. And unlike the auteur and star-driven movies, the push and pull over going to see something unknown versus eating, writin...

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    Video: Interview with Claudia Triana de Vargas

    Watch an interview with Claudia Triana de Vargas, Director of Proimagenes Colombia

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    Que(e)ries: It Was an Impressively Gay Cannes, But 'Behind The Candelabra' Ended Up Having Little To Do With That

    Last night in Cannes, Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue Is The Warmest Color" (La Vie d'Adele) made history by becoming the first film centered on a same-sex relationship to win the Palme d'Or in the festival's 66 year history.  The film -- about a lesbian romance between two French teenagers (Lea ...

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    Cannes Review: Worthy Medieval Parable 'Michael Kohlhaas' Nowhere Near Sum Of Impressive Parts

    Itself loosely based on a true story, the 19th century novella by Heinrich von Kleist, “Michael Kohlhaas," has been adapted several times for screen, notably by Volker Schlöndorff in 1969, even spawning “The Jack Bull," a pretty good HBO restaging starring Johns Cusack and Goodman, in 1999. But with...

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