Praise for Melanie Laurent’s Film Respire
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Praise for Melanie Laurent’s Film Respire

Melanie Laurent has brought her film Respire here to Cannes. The Playlist’s Jessica Kiang calls…

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Mommy – Xavier Dolan’s Breathtaking, Revisionist Coming of Age
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Mommy – Xavier Dolan’s Breathtaking, Revisionist Coming of Age

Angelina Jolie Talks Filmmaking and Future Project with Brad Pitt
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Angelina Jolie Talks Filmmaking and Future Project with Brad Pitt

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Angelina wrote the script she and Brad will be starring…

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Performance Capture Featurette from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Performance Capture Featurette from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

While this technology is impressive, the debate about whether it’s acting continues. So much enhancement…

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Jessica Chastain Offered Role in True Detective 2
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Jessica Chastain Offered Role in True Detective 2

Just heard the Nerdist exclusive that Jessica Chastain has been offered the role in True…

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At Cannes Stories About Women Dominate, even if Female Filmmakers are Rare
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At Cannes Stories About Women Dominate, even if Female Filmmakers are Rare

In case you’ve been wondering why it’s so difficult to get movies about women made…

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Ryan Gosling’s Debut Puts itself up as Cannes Sacrifice, Divides Critics
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Ryan Gosling’s Debut Puts itself up as Cannes Sacrifice, Divides Critics

I am sorry now that I skipped the screening at 2pm of Ryan Gosling’s debut…

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The Dardennes, Masters of Form – Two Days, One Night
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The Dardennes, Masters of Form – Two Days, One Night

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne have made the best film of the Cannes Film Fest…

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Cannes Diary – Because the Night
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Cannes Diary – Because the Night

Six years I’ve been coming to the Cannes Film Fest but I’ve never attended the…

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Finding Oscar Contenders in Cannes
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Finding Oscar Contenders in Cannes

Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller’s Third Great Film about the American Dream
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Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller’s Third Great Film about the American Dream

“That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to…

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RIP Gordon Willis
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Video Explains How Net Neutrality Works
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Video Explains How Net Neutrality Works

Somehow it has fallen on the shoulders of the NY Times David Carr to explain…

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The Homesman – Haunted by How the West was Won
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The Homesman – Haunted by How the West was Won

The Homesman works as both an entertaining western as well as a subtle commentary on…

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Philippe Lacôte Run is Magical Realism in a Time of Crisis
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Philippe Lacôte Run is Magical Realism in a Time of Crisis

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – the Reappearance of Character
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – the Reappearance of Character

The romantic comedy genre has been gang raped by small-minded fantasy pushers. There was a…

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Cannes Diary: All Lost on the Croissette
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Cannes Diary: All Lost on the Croissette

“They call me classless, I heard that. I second and third that.” Eminem The thing…

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The State of the Race: What We Can Learn from Cannes So Far
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The State of the Race: What We Can Learn from Cannes So Far

It’s best not to think about the Oscar race when in Cannes. Why would you?…

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Wild Ride as Good as First
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Wild Ride as Good as First

Weinstein Co. Reveals Upcoming Slate at Cannes Gathering
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Weinstein Co. Reveals Upcoming Slate at Cannes Gathering

Today Harvey Weinstein and his team invited journalist and industry folks here in Cannes to…

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