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May 22, 2014

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Cannes Diary – Of cloudless climes and starry skies

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Saying goodbye to this beautiful city is hard. No, coming to this festival is hard. No, it isn’t anywhere near hard. Nothing about coming here is hard. We are the privileged few who get to see movies for free, who get to see them first, who get to sip rich coffee out of a tiny doll’s cup, to breathe the sea air as it whips itself up into a frenzy…

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The State of the Race: The Ghost of Roger Ebert, The Future of Film

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Roger Ebert silently presides over these proceedings here at Cannes. He’s long gone from this physical world but his legacy steadfastly endures — especially this year, partly due to the documentary of his biography “Life Itself,” playing to rapturous reviews here at Cannes, and partly from the presence of Ebert’s wife Chaz, a vital force for film criticism here at Cannes, and online as she continues to run the website,…

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Clips from Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Moretz

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Oliver Assayas new film closes out the unprecedented representation of films with women in the main roles. Unfortunately, I will be flying out tomorrow morning and will miss it. Hoping I can see it soon.

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Trailer: Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight

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“Magic in the Moonlight” is a romantic comedy about a debunker (Colin Firth) brought in to help unmask a possible psychic swindler (Emma Stone). Complications ensue. Set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Côte d’Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age. Check the trailer after the cut.