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    Why This Year's Cannes Film Festival Prizes Went to the Right Films

    "I know that it would be nice to have some drama," Steven Spielberg said at the press conference with his fellow jurors at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. However, according to the jury's esteemed president, nobody "bumped heads about the films were privileged to see here."

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    'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Wins Cannes Palme d'Or

    In a twist in Cannes Sunday evening, director Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue is the Warmest Color" not only won the Palme d'Or, but the jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, made the extraordinary gesture of also giving its actresses Adele Exarcholpoulos and Lea Seydoux honorary scrolls for their bravery i...

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    Cannes Jury President Steven Spielberg Admits to Not Being Familiar With All Directors Up for Palme d'Or

    This year's Cannes jury president, Steven Spielberg, used the admittedly pointless 'meet the jury' press conference to make one thing clear. "I didn't say no a thousand times," he said after being asked why he finally accepted the invitation. "I've been so consistently at work in the spring time tha...

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    Why This Might Be the Most Important Cannes Film Festival In Years

    Each year, the Cannes Film Festival reaffirms its stature as the most prominent film festival in the world -- whether or not the movies are better or worse than countless other film programs found at other festivals. Cannes attracts a hectic international crowd and stirs up a fervor for the art and ...

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    WATCH White House Correspondent Dinner Parodies from Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis, and Kevin Spacey (VIDEO)

    This year's annual D.C. schmooze-fest, the White House Correspondents Dinner, featured some mischievous film and television parodies. There's nothing subversive or particularly astute here, but watching big muckety-mucks make fun of themselves is always a pleasure.

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    Cannes Announces Director-Dominated Jury, Unveils Producers on the Move Lineup

    The Cannes Film Festival has revealed the members of Steven Spielberg's 2013 jury: this year, directors dominate. Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin"), Cristian Mungiu (whose "Beyond the Hills" racked up prizes in last year's main competition), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") and Japanese director Na...

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    Spielberg Developing Kubrick's Abandoned 'Napoleon' as Miniseries

    This year's Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg has begun developing Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon" screenplay as a miniseries. Spielberg, who collaborated with Kubrick on 2001's "A.I.," is working with Kubrick's family to bring the abandoned 1970s project to TV.

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    Your Burning Oscar-Show Questions Answered, MacFarlane to Best Dead People

    The Oscar show was bloated with movie music that had no reason being there. (A tribute to Chicago? Other than the fact that the Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron also produced that movie .. oh yeah, that’s why). It had Seth MacFarlane, whose jokes might have been offensive i...

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    Predicting the Oscars: Don't Trust Me, Trust Nate Silver

    I was thinking this might be the first year in recent memory when the Oscars actually held some suspense about the winners. Is anything really a lock for Best Picture? What about that wacky Best Directors race, already full of also-rans? Then I read Nate Silver’s thoroughly lucid and comp...

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