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Finding Oscar Contenders in Cannes

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While Oscar season is a long way off, and the long march to the end of the year often discards films whose buzz can’t be sustained, a good movie is a good movie is a good movie. But we don’t always measure Oscar contenders that way. We measure them, usually, by who made them, how important they are in the business, what their career arc is. For instance, Julianne Moore…

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Official trailer for Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner

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

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While it’s true that Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is also an early contender for film awards, Mike Leigh’s lavish epic about Britain’s greatest painter is very likely a film to keep an eye on for end of the year voting — if it can last that long. Though it’s hardly a crowd-pleaser in any respect — if you put Argo on one side of the world you could…

J.M.W. Turner’s erotic sketches

J.M.W. Turner’s erotic sketches

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TRACEY EMIN + TURNER’S EROTIC SKETCHES from Lilian Simonsson on Vimeo. Nice companion video to lay alongside today’s Cannes’ premiere of Mr. Turner. Tracey Emin and Tate curator Ian Warrell lead us through JMW Turner’s private erotic sketchbooks. These intimate drawings have only recently seen the light of day at Emin’s exhibition at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, Kent.

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A masterpiece of subtlety – Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner

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“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” ― Claude Monet With Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, a perfect union of film biographer and subject has landed at Cannes. In his film about J.M.W. Turner, an English Romantic painter of landscapes who caught the subtle shimmer of light on water in ways the world had never seen, the director known for capturing the subtle grace of human behavior has delivered a…

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Two New Clips from Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner

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Screening in Cannes a few hours from now: