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Review: Cate Blanchett masters all the signals for Todd Haynes' 'Carol'

Posted by · 5:41 pm · May 16th, 2015

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara deliver remarkable performances in Todd Haynes’ “Carol.”

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Review: The tragedy and talent of Amy Winehouse's life unfolds in powerful doc 'Amy'

Posted by · 8:10 am · May 16th, 2015

Asif Kapadia’s new documentary “Amy” masterfully chronicles the talent and tragedy of Amy Winehouse’s short life.

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Review: Matthew McConaughey and Gus Van Sant get lost in 'The Sea of Trees'

Posted by · 10:45 pm · May 15th, 2015

Gus Van Sant’s unwieldy mix of independent and commercial styles dooms this Cannes drama.

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Review: 'Son of Saul' is a truly remarkable cinematic experience

Posted by · 8:31 am · May 15th, 2015

Holocaust drama signifies the arrival of an important new filmmaker in Laszlo Nemes.

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Review: Emma Stone does her best to bring Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man' to life

Posted by · 6:55 am · May 15th, 2015

Emma Stone and Parker Posey do their best, but Woody Allen’s latest drama, “Irrational Man,” is almost as forgettable as his last effort, “Magic in the Moonlight.”

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'Hateful Eight' looks good, but 'Lion' may be Harvey Weinstein's secret Oscar player

Posted by · 11:19 am · May 14th, 2015

Harvey Weinstein previewed The Weinstein Company’s 2015 slate in Cannes Thursday evening with films such as “The Hateful Eight,” “Lion,” “Southpaw,” “Tulip Fever,” “Adam Jones,” “Carol” and “Macbeth” making the assembled media take notice.

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Tom Hardy says he knew he owed George Miller an apology after he saw 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Posted by · 5:45 am · May 14th, 2015

The Cannes press conference for “Mad MaxL Fury Road” finds Tom Hardy apologizing to director George Miller. Plus, we discover what Mel Gibson thinks about the movie.

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Review: The modernity of 'Tale of Tales' almost trumps its visual splendor

Posted by · 11:50 pm · May 13th, 2015

Matteo Garrone’s “Tale of Tales” with Selma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Vincent Cassel is a slightly bumpy two hours of storytelling, but it’s peppered with wonder and unexpected humor.

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6 things we learned from the Coens, Jake and Guillermo at their Cannes press conf

Posted by · 6:47 am · May 13th, 2015

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Jake Gyllenhaal, Xavier Dolan, Guillermo Del Toro and Sienna Miller all had interesting things to say at the kick-off press conference for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival jury.

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Review: Cannes' opener 'Standing Tall' can't avoid the courtroom clichés

Posted by · 4:27 am · May 13th, 2015

Emmanuelle Bercort’s “La Tête Haute” (Standing Tall) has a positive message and an expectedly fine performance from Catherine Deneuve but is an overly long mixed bag of troubled youth clichés.

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The movies you need to pay attention to at Cannes 2015 and why

Posted by · 3:49 am · May 12th, 2015

19 films the world is waiting to premiere and why you should care about them including “Carol,” “Inside Out,” “Sicario,” “The Sea of Trees,” “Amy,” “The Lobster,” “Louder Than Bombs,” “Love” and more.

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Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin ready to bring Disney's 'Zootopia' to life

Posted by · 5:35 pm · May 6th, 2015

Walt Disney Animation is sitting 2015 out, but it’s returning next March with “Zootopia.” Today the studio announced that Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin would voice the film’s leading roles.

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Exclusive: Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin in images from Cannes' premiere 'Sicario'

Posted by · 12:39 pm · May 5th, 2015

An exclusive look at Josh Brolin, Benecio Del Toro and Emily Blunt in images from Denis Villeneuve’s new thriller “Sicario” which premieres at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival later this month.

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'Far From The Madding Crowd's' Carey Mulligan 'constantly fighting' not to sing in movies

Posted by · 1:23 pm · April 30th, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen discuss their experiences shooting “Far From The Madding Crowd” with HitFix.

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Meet Sin-Dee Rella and the cast of Sundance breakout 'Tangerine'

Posted by · 10:39 am · April 30th, 2015

The first trailer for Sean Baker’s “Tangerine” is here and it quickly reminds us why the indie drama was one of the biggest breakouts at Sundance this past January.

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Matthias Schoenaerts says Eddie Redmayne could win his second Oscar for 'Danish Girl'

Posted by · 12:16 am · April 30th, 2015

Without prompting, Matthias Schoenaerts says Eddie Redmayne could win his second Oscar for ‘The Danish Girl.’ Plus, the ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ star compares his co-star Carey Mulligan to some of his other leading ladies.

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Parker Posey gets her moment in new trailer for Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man'

Posted by · 11:38 am · April 29th, 2015

Parker Posey returns to the spotlight (sort of) alongside Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix in Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man.”

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Does WB have another awards player with Chilean miners disaster flick 'The 33'?

Posted by · 2:54 pm · April 28th, 2015

Alcon Entertainment is making a risky move putting “The 33” in the heart of awards season. Will it surprise or be another “Good Lie”?

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