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Weekly Wrap: the News from Cannes, Interviews, and Reviews

Weekly Wrap: the News from Cannes, Interviews, and Reviews

Our Weekend Preview here; it highlights “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Oslo, August 31st,” and France’s “Intouchables.”

This week we were flooded by the news from Cannes.  Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” looks like a hard-ass Sergio Leone western.

Competition films for the Red Carpet, from Kidman in “Paperboy” to Pitt in “Killing Them Softly.” A review round-up for David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” with Robert PattinsonRoman Polanski at Cannes 2012 and NY Film Festival 1963; we have exclusive photos.  Director’s Fortnight Honors “No,” “El Taaib,” “Camille Rewinds” and shorts.  Photo call round two, the stars pose for “Cosmopolis,” “Hemingway & Gellhorn.” Cannes Critics Week masterpiece is Antonio Mendez Esparza’s “Aqui y Alla.”  

Industry news from the festival? Lionsgate pacts with StudioCanal for extended global partnership.  

We cover the news about Lynne Ramsay and Natalie Portman’s Western “Jane Got a Gun.”  Cannes interview: John and Katrine Boorman talk “Me and Me Dad,” “Excalibur” and Robert Rodriguez talks “Sin City 2” and “Machete 2.”  To keep things interesting, we’ve turned reviews of Lee Daniels’s nasty “Paperboy” into a poem and bring you Cannes Virgin Diary installment 2 and Cannes Virgin Diary installment 3.

Columns this week, Immersed in Movies trips out on the cartoon reality of “Men in Black 3,” and deciphering the “Skyfall” teaser trailer.  Now and Then talks about the false promise of Kiarostami’s “Certified Copy.”


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