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May 2011

Cannes 2011: Award Hopefuls

It isn't totally out of the realm of possibility that some of the performances seen at Cannes next week will be forgotten come Oscar time. That they play at Cannes gives them a bit of a jumping off point - but the truth is, if the…

John Hawkes in Earthwork trailer

Chris Ordal's modest, sweet-hearted biopic concentrates on Herd's mid-'90s attempt to making a paying job out of an artistic impulse that threatens to bankrupt his family. After years of trying to sell aerial photographs of his work at…

Clip from The Tree of Life

EW has been given an exclusive clip from the Tree of Life. It hints at an atmosphere of hazy grace but frankly, as carefully as samplings are being doled out, I'd expect a glimpse with better video quality.

Warner Bros. buys Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes

This seems to be bothering some people on Twitter and elsewhere, but it's pretty much the least of my worries. I trust Time-Warner a lot more than many other mega-media conglomerates, and anyway, what if I don't? There are other options.…

Thor, posters & early reviews

I'm not a religious guy, but confess this time of year I do sometimes issue a silent prayer, "Please exceed my expectations." Looks like maybe one of the Norse Gods was listening. Thor is enjoying good early buzz from online cynics, and…

Page One: Inside the New York Times Trailer

Featuring our lifelong pal, David Carr. Oscar doc race is already looking, once again, like the category featuring the best films of the year. It's usually the doc race or the foreign language race, or the shorts. ¬†Very rarely is it the…

Tribeca Film Festival 2011: What I've Learned

*There are some spoilers here. Most of which you have probably already read about...but to be safe: spoiler warning! I've learned quite a bit this year at the Tribeca Film Festival. Every film festival, I learn that planning, in almost…