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    Biutiful Stars Bardem, Inspires Polarized Reaction, Seeks Distrib

    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is nothing if not consistent. Over his career--until now, working closely with non-linear novelist/scenarist Guillermo Arriaga--he has crafted a series of films (Amores perros, 21 Grams, Babel) about people in trouble who behave badly, who are in terrible pain. His camera...

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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Review

    Friday morning's 8:30 AM press screening for Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps was packed and earned applause as journos ran out of the Lumiere before the movie had finished to get into the press conference. Stay to the end and you had no shot of getting in. The Robin Hood press conference was less ...

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    Cannes Day One: Robin Hood Gets Off to a Slow Burn

    With Ridley Scott recovering from knee surgery, that left Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Imagine's Brian Grazer to field the press conference for the 63rd Cannes opener, Robin Hood.

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    Tom Perkins: Plagiarist and Internet Douche

    While Cinematical refers to him as "film critic," Tom Perkins does not deserve the title.

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    Early Robin Hood Reviews Break Before #Cannes

    The first reviews of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood were scheduled to break with the film's Wednesday opening at Cannes, but Empire broke first, followed by THR, Variety and indieWIRE. Verdict: decidedly mixed.

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    Ebert Named Webby Person of the Year

    The Webby Awards have named Roger Ebert their Person of the Year. The Webbys credit the Chicago Sun-Times film critic with raising the bar for the “level of poignancy, thoughtfulness and critique one can achieve on the web” and having an “unparalleled level of engagement with followers and fans.”

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    McCarthy Joins indieWIRE Blog Network

    Ex-Variety critic Todd McCarthy is joining the indieWIRE blog network. His first post goes up on Todd McCarthy’s Deep Focus Thursday night, and he'll file his first review out of the gate at the Cannes Film Festival, of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood.

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    Talking Treme: Ep. Three

    Tim Appelo and I are riffing on each episode of David Simon's HBO series Treme, which brought me to tears during Ep. 3:

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    Levinson's You Don't Know Jack Stars Razor-Sharp Pacino

    TOH critic Tim Appelo reviews HBO's latest, You Don't Know Jack, starring Al Pacino. (We'll continue our weekly post-Treme rehash Monday.)

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