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    Cannes Review: Over The Top 'Broken' Starring Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy Can't Get It Together

    There is a difference between a kitchen sink drama and a drama that includes everything but the kitchen sink, and unfortunately for "Broken," it's more of the latter than the former. Marking the feature debut by theater director Rufus Norris and with Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear among t...

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    Cannes Market: Elizabeth Banks Stars in Alan Ball's 'What's the Matter with Margie?'

    A hit like "The Hunger Games" lifts all boats, and comedic actress Elizabeth Banks is one of them. She's set to star in "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball's next dark comedy, "What's the Matter with Margie," which Myriad Pictures i...

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    Cannes Clips: 'Killing Them Softly,' 'On The Road,' 'Lawless,' Mud,' 'The Paper Boy,' & Many More

    Right now and for the next week or so, a few hundred lucky film critics (including representatives of The Playlist) are at the Cannes Film Festival where they get to see some of the most anticipated films of the year all within a few days of each other. But what are the rest of us to do? Sure, "Moon...

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    The Cannes Croisette Digest Day #2: 'Django Unchained' Sneak Playing To Buyers? 'Cloud Atlas' Gets Revealed

    It's day two of the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, and in a timely fashion we're kicking off our not-so-daily Cannes report. What's happened so far?

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    Cannes Market: Robert Altman Documentary In the Works, 'Bob would be happy'

    A documentary on director Robert Altman will be produced by Sphinx Productions and directed by Ron Mann ("Twist," "Comic Book Confidential"). The film will explore the life and work of Altman, who gave the world "M*A*S*H," "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," "Nashv...

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    Lily Rabe to Play Mary Pickford in Untitled Biopic; Producers In Cannes to Cast Chaplin, Fairbanks, Griffith

    While producers Julie Pacino, Jennifer DeLia, and Said Zahraoui are at Cannes to cement the rest of the casting for their untitled Mary Pickford film, they've found their leading lady in Lily Rabe (“All Good Things,” “American Horror Story” ). The film is based on Eileen Whifield's biography, "Pickf...

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    Cannes 2012: Cuba Gooding Jr. Actioner "Deception" Acquired By Voltage Pictures, Shopped At Market

    More Cannes film market deals... Voltage Pictures has acquired international sales rights to the Cuba Gooding Jr. action flick titled Deception, which it will shop to buyers at the Cannes film market this week.

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    Recap of Personnel Shifts

    At the risk of being redundant, I publish this so that when Cannes folk meet one another at the myriad of cocktail receptions and parties, they will be aware of where old friends and acquaintances are now working

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    Cannes Review Capsule: 'Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir'

    How did this feature-length interview with the controversial director fare with Cannes critics?

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    Cannes 2012: Marlon Wayans' Directorial Debut, Co-Starring Essence Atkins, Looking For A USA Home

    Announced on this site in early February... Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans star in the indie comedy/spoof titled Smart Ass, which is decribed as a spoof of all those found-footage flicks that have been released quite a bit in recent years.

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