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    The 6 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Moments From Cannes Opener 'Grace Of Monaco'

    So this morning the Cannes opener “Grace of Monaco” screened for critics, to a stunned response (here’s our full review), a few whistles of derision, and a light smattering of ironic applause. How did we know it was ironic, you might ask, since applause is merely the sound of palm striking palm? Wel...

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    The 15 Best Palme d'Or Winners From The Cannes Film Festival

    Right about now, taking the time difference into consideration, a bevy of beautiful celebrities will be spritzing and primping their last in preparation to walk the red carpet at the Opening Ceremony of the 67th Cannes Film Festival. But while the festival is a byword for glamour in the wider media,...

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    Ranked: The Top 10 Greatest 'Godzilla' Movies

    When talking about Godzilla movies, especially with diehard monster movie devotees, it's easy to forget (and rarely talked about in the open) that most of them are boring. Like really, really boring. Even the installments that feature multiple monsters, alien visitors, and tiny, nymph-like fairies a...

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    The 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Cannes Film Festival

    If movie twitter seems quiet in the next few days, replaced only by the distant sound of frantic packing, printers being cursed at for not spewing out boarding cards, and argumentative scheduling, that's because the world's movie press are in large part decamping to the South of France, because we'r...

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    10 Films In Which Actors Play Multiple Roles

    This week, in celebration of the release of Richard Ayoade’s “The Double,” a film we loved at TIFF (here’s Kevin’s A- grade review), what we really ought to be doing is a feature on films about doubles. Except, whoops, we just did one, for the release of the similarly themed, but very differently ex...

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    Director Richard Ayoade Shares The 5 Films That Influenced ‘The Double’

    Similar to his excellent 2011 debut feature, “Submarine," quick comparisons to past classics have flown frequently with Richard Ayoade’s sophomore effort “The Double." This time Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” has been elected the overriding influence; however, don’t ask Ayoade to verify such a claim. As t...

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    15 Thematic Trilogies From 15 Directors

    It’s quite likely that, in a few summers’ time, cinemagoing will start to resemble entering a giant narrative web, as each auditorium will be hosting a film featuring characters on their way to the plot being screened in the next theatre over. Disney, Marvel, DC—the brilliance of their crossover str...

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    The 20 Worst Summer Blockbusters Ever

    To some extent, the idea of a blockbuster season no longer exists: whereas once tentpoles were restricted to the summer or Christmas, these days we get stuff like "The Lego Movie" in February, "300: Rise Of An Empire" in March, Marvel flicks in April, and something like "Gravity" in October. But tha...

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    The Movies That Changed My Life: 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery

    It's hard to think of another indie filmmaker in recent memory who has taken advantage of his post-Sundance moment quite as well as David Lowery. After conquering the fest last year as a triple-threat (with three separate films)—co-editor on Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color," co-writer on Yen Tan's "...

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    The Best & The Worst Of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

    As you're probably aware at this point from the inescapable marketing onslaught (damn that Evian Spider-baby to the darkest depths of hell), "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Sony's sequel to the reboot of the series based on a comic-book, hit theaters in the U.S. on Friday, after opening in much of the r...

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