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    Cannes Review and Roundup: James Gray's 'The Immigrant' vs. 'Nebraska'

    A pair of films addressing very different aspects of the American experience, and set 92 years apart, have screened in Competition over the last couple of days: Alexander Payne’s "Nebraska" and James Gray’s "The Immigrant." Sad to say, I had expectations for both but didn’t engage with either, altho...

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    'The Immigrant' Director James Gray Says He Is 'Unabashedly Pro Immigration' at Cannes

    It was no surprise really that American filmmaker James Gray would be asked for his opinions on immigration policy during the Cannes press conference for his latest work "The Immigrant," simply given that title. Still, his response was a great one that shed a great deal of light on the defining reas...

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    Cannes: New Clip From ‘The Immigrant’; James Gray Talks Title Changes, Working With Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard & More

    James Gray’s long-awaited period drama, “The Immigrant,” finally screened in Cannes early this morning. Starring the excellent cast of Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner, “The Immigrant” centers on a conniving pimp (Phoenix) who manipulates a destitute Polish immigrant (Cotillard) i...

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    Cannes: Marion Cotillard On Learning Polish to Play 'The Immigrant' for James Gray (Who Reveals He Was Unfamiliar With the Actress)

    After a few title changes and long wait for James Gray fans (his last feature "Two Lovers" came out five years ago), the helmer's first period project "The Immigrant" finally premiered today in Cannes with many clamoring to know if it would deliver the requisite goods to come out of the festival as ...

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    Cannes Review: James Gray’s Careful, Poised 'The Immigrant' Builds Slowly To A Resonant Climax

    A strangely chimeric movie, that only reveals its truest colors in its closing moments, James Gray’s “The Immigrant” which screened In Competition this morning in Cannes is a meticulous reframing of the director’s familiar themes and concerns that mostly lived up to our high expectations, while neve...

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    Watch: New Clip Of Marion Cotillard & Joaquin Phoenix In 'The Immigrant'; Plus James Gray Talks The Film's Look & Influences

    There are only a few days left of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, but some of the biggest films are still yet to come. Tomorrow brings Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," while Saturday includes both Roman Polanski's "Venus In Fur" and Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive." And as for Friday? Well, Frida...

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    Cannes 2013: 'The Immigrant' Footage Showcases Firecracker Turns From Joaquin Phoenix & Marion Cotillard

    A definite highlight of tonight’s Weinstein 2013 slate preview at Cannes, which we ran through in large part here, was one of the films that is one of our most anticipated of this whole festival -- James Gray’s “The Immigrant.” With Gray uncharacteristically confident about the film in its unfinishe...

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    Harvey Weinstein Previews Awards Slate at Cannes

    Harvey Weinstein took advantage of Cannes' many attendees to gather some of them together in order to tease TWC's upcoming films and get a head start on the next round of Awards season. That has been the modus operandi of The Weinstein in recent years, which had held more intimate affairs at swanky ...

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    Watch: First Clip From James Gray's Cannes Competitor 'The Immigrant' With Marion Cotillard & Jeremy Renner

    We were only just talking about Playlist favorite James Gray, and his new secret sci-fi project, earlier this morning, and there's clearly something in the water, because the first tantalizing, albeit brief, clip from the "We Own The Night" director's new film, "The Immigrant," has arrived.

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    13 Films We're Excited To See at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

    The 2013 edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicks off this Wednesday with the international premiere of a film most of us Stateside folks have already seen -- Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby." But after that comes dozens of films that have yet to screen in any public capacity, including new work f...

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