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    Cannes Review: Being 'Young & Beautiful' Isn't Easy In Francois Ozon's Latest

    "No one's serious at seventeen," goes a line from Rimbaud's poem of the same name, and it's just one of a handful of confused messages in Francois Ozon's "Jeune Et Jolie (Young And Beautiful)," a flesh-filled exploration of teenage sexuality. Ozon, no stranger to provocative imagery, takes off the r...

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    The 10 Best Things Sofia Coppola and Emma Watson Said at the 'Bling Ring' Cannes Press Conference

    The last time Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola hit up La Croisette to unveil a new work, 2006's "Marie Antoinette," the Hollywood royal child was met with boos. History didn't repeat itself when "The Bling Ring" kicked off the Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this morning after screening to a pac...

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    Cannes Review: Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring' A Mostly Empty Exercise In Excess

    American cinema seems preoccupied with the emptiness of excess, at least in the first half of 2013. Baz Luhrmann luxuriates in the meaningless wealth of "The Great Gatsby," while Harmony Korine put his own twisted spin on the dark soul of the American dream in "Spring Breakers." And now comes Sofia ...

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    The 2013 Cannes Review Report: 'The Bling Ring'

    The director of "Lost in Translation" is back with a new movie -- here's what the critics at Cannes are saying about it so far.

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    Cannes Review: Ari Folman's Part-Animated 'The Congress' Is Overstuffed And Overwritten, But Sort Of Fascinating

    Ari Folman's "The Congress" aka "Robin Wright at The Congress" aka "Reviewer's Nightmare" (last title mine) opens the director's fortnight at Cannes this evening and screened for a group of alternately beguiled and baffled press this morning. Evoking Miyazaki and perhaps on-form Gilliam in its best ...

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    Cannes Review: 'Heli' A Beautifully Shot But Despairing Look At Corrupted Lives

    "Now you'll get to know God in the land of the damned," a military police officer threatens chillingly midway through "Heli." But this is just further confirmation of where things are going, as the movie makes it clear from the start that it's headed down a bracing path in which neither animals nor ...

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    Spielberg and Competition Jury Tell It Like It Is in Cannes

    "We're going to make this all up as we go. The good news is that I'm proud to be a part of this wonderful event," said jury president Steven Spielberg in Cannes. Introduced by the hosts of a festival-produced TV program that is broadcast throughout the Palais des Festivals as the "world's most famou...

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    WATCH: James Toback's Cannes Documentary 'Seduced and Abandoned' Talks to Scorsese, Coppola, Bertolucci and Polanski (VIDEO)

    Check out this clip from James Toback's Cannes documentary "Seduced and Abandoned," which follows the director and buddy Alec Baldwin as they adventure through the wilds of the Croisette, looking for funding for a new project. In the clip, Toback speaks with big names like Martin Scorsese, Francis F...

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    The Other Cannes: What's For Sale at the Market? Hathaway, Timberlake, Troubled 'Jane' and a Bollywood Remake of 'Rambo'

    As the Cannes Film Festival begins its 11-day run, the Cannes Market is busily bombarding foreign buyers with a host of films -- some completed, some only exist as footage, some don't exist at all and may never come to fruition. First up, films boasting big names like Anne Hathaway, Justin Timberlak...

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