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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Creepy Clip from Foxcatcher
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Cannes 2014: Cinema de la Plage
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Cannes 2014: Cinema de la Plage

Here are the screenings on the beach at Cannes. I’m going to try to catch…

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Atom Egoyan’s Film Receives First Boos at Cannes
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Atom Egoyan’s Film Receives First Boos at Cannes

I’m not really sure what the reasoning was behind accepting Atom Egoyan’s Captives into the…

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Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner Emerges as First Oscar Contender of 2014
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Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner Emerges as First Oscar Contender of 2014

While it’s true that Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is also an early contender…

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Godzilla Open Thread – Because Why Not
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Godzilla Open Thread – Because Why Not

People are seeing Godzilla — apparently in droves. Here is a place to discuss the…

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Cannes Diary – A Room with a View
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Cannes Diary – A Room with a View

Wasted Opportunity for talented Filmmaker Keren Yedaya
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Wasted Opportunity for talented Filmmaker Keren Yedaya

Being that the subject was the lack of women directors at Cannes, it was especially…

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Two New Clips from Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner
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Kathryn Bigelow on Board to Make True American with Tom Hardy to Star
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Kathryn Bigelow on Board to Make True American with Tom Hardy to Star

Runny that the true American is actually a British actor but other than that, wow,…

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