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    The Best Movies Of 2013 (The Playlist Staff Top 10s)

    Updated: Features Editor Jessica Kiang's list has just been added to our top ten roundup, where you'll also find U.K. writer Oliver Lyttelton's top 15, along with Katie Walsh's and Gabe Toro's too. Happy New Year!

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    NYFF: Claire Denis Talks 'Bastards,' The Restriction Of Dialogue & More Plus Watch Full Festival Q&A

    "Bastards" is one of the most divisive films to his the festival circuit this year. Our own Jessica Kiang reviewed the film at Cannes and wrote that the Un Certain Regard film "has so far not so much divided as cleaved" audiences. We saw it on Friday at the New York Film Festival and would have to a...

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    Watch: 5 New Clips From Claire Denis' Divisive 'Bastards' Plus Listen To Full Score By Tindersticks

    For all of director Claire Denis' traditional fragmented narratives and elliptical editing techniques, her Cannes entry this year, “Bastards,” has unsettled audiences even further, causing a fest reaction that we wrote “not so much divided as cleaved” down the middle. Fashioning a tale of abuse, rev...

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    TIFF 2013: Spike Jonze To Preview 'Her' & Films By Claire Denis, Ron Howard, Gia Coppola & More Added

    With TIFF just over two weeks away, organizers in Toronto have put the final touches on their lineup this morning for what already promises to be a memorable year. The last batch of titles has been added to the already crowded, impressive slate, and as always there are a few surprises in the mix.

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    New York Film Festival: 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Nebraska,' 'The Immigrant' & More Round Out 2013 Slate

    So, for folks wondering where Cannes movies like the Coen Brothers "Inside Llewyn Davis," Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," James Gray's "The Immigrant" and Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive" were going to land on the fall festival circuit, they're going to New York City.

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    Air Scoring Norwegian Thriller 'Pioneer,' Mychael Danna Tuning Up 'Queen Of The Night' & Claire Denis' 'Bastards' Gets Soundtrack Release

    Mychael Danna, who has scored all of Canadian director Atom Egoyan's features for the last twenty years (including the as-yet-unreleased "Devil's Knot," starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon), will, unsurprisingly, contribute music to Egoyan's new film, "Queen of the Night." The thriller, starr...

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    Watch: French Trailer For Claire Denis' Disturbing Thriller 'The Bastards'

    Leaving the beautiful, long-take photography characteristic of her past celebrated films for crudely edited, cheap-looking digital video and jumping headlong into the revenge thriller drama, Claire Denis' "The Bastards" was eye opener when it hit Cannes last month in more ways than one. And it's bee...

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    Watch: Cannes Clips Including 'Zulu' With Orlando Bloom & Forest Whitaker, Claire Denis' 'Bastards,' Jia Zhangke's 'A Touch of Sin' & More

    To the outsider, the Cannes Film Festival can be a nebulous thing. Even if you know the filmmaker or the cast, sometimes you need more context than a review to give you a sort of firmer grasp of the shape, texture and tone of a movie. Clips from the festival are landing left and right, so we thought...

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    Cannes Review: Claire Denis Destined To Divide With Disturbing, Salacious 'The Bastards'

    If all art is only ever about sex and death, Claire Denis’ Un Certain Regard film “The Bastards” may be the most "artistic" one we’ve seen in Cannes to date, as it rolls around positively shamelessly in the musk of both. Or it may be a grubby little exercise in exploitation, depending on who you tal...

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    The Playlist's 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Cannes Film Festival

    With the actual schedule released today (cue charts and diagrams as attendees try to work out how to be in eight places at one time), the final pieces are falling into place for this year's Cannes Film Festival, and it's shaping up to be a terrific couple of weeks. The initial lineup was already imp...

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