• Movie Review: ‘The Railway Man’

    2014
    There are different ways to make war movies. Some are sweeping, some more intimate. Some are visceral and raw, and some take an understated approach.
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  • MTV Movie Awards Big Hollywood Studio Plug-Fest

    2014
    "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave."
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  • Jerry Lewis: Women are Funny, But Not When Crude

    2014
    He called Lucille Ball "brilliant" and said Carol Burnett is "the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy."
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  • Critic's Notebook: Spring Movies Offer Surprises

    2014
    Spring movie-going is usually an afterthought, but it might actually be the best time of year for the movies.
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  • Dreyfuss Loves Acting, But His Passion is Politics

    2014
    Politically, Richard Dreyfuss describes himself as "intensely pre-partisan, and even more intensely anti-shmuck."
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Coens' Folk Revival 'Llewyn' Serenades Cannes

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Associated Press | May 20, 2013

CANNES, France - The Coen brothers' resurrection of the pre-Dylan folk scene in Greenwich Village serenaded Cannes with its period music and melancholy tale of a self-destructive, feline-toting musician. "Inside Llewyn Davis" was met rapturously at the Cannes Film Festival, where it premiered Sunday night. Joel and Ethan Coen said their primary interest was to recreate the atmosphere of the late 1950s, very early `60s folk revival amid the coffee shops of downtown New York. "The movie doesn't really have a plot," Joel Coen told reporters at the festival. "That actually concerned us at a certain point. It's why we threw the cat in." The ... more

Japan's 'Shield of Straw' an Action Pic in Cannes

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Associated Press | May 20, 2013

CANNES, France - Director Takashi Miike says shooting an action movie in Japan is a lot harder than it looks. His Cannes Film Festival entry "Shield of Straw" is a robust thriller about a team of police tasked with escorting a child-killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head safely across the country. "It was extremely difficult to shoot all the scenes in Japan," he told reporters Monday. "It was impossible to close down the highways and get so many police cars on the road" - and Japan's railway operator refused to let the filmmaker shoot on its trains. Fortunately, Taiwan uses Japanese trains on its system, and was happy to oblige. A... more

Coppola's 'Bling Ring' at Home at Decadent Cannes

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Associated Press | May 20, 2013

CANNES, France - Sofia Coppola was just 8 years old when she first came to the Cannes Film Festival. Her father, Francis Ford Coppola, was there to premiere a work-in-progress cut of a film he had spent years wrestling with: "Apocalypse Now." "I have nice memories of Cannes," Coppola said in an interview Thursday on the roof of the Palais, the festival center. "I remember coming here as a kid and then my first movie, `Virgin Suicides,' had our first screening ever here. I feel like my career started here." Growing up in such surroundings, one would think, would have heavily informed Coppola's latest film, "The Bling Ring," a deadpan dram... more

New Film Highlights Vet's WWII Head Trauma

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Associated Press | May 20, 2013

CANNES, France - It took an international production starring a Puerto Rican and a Frenchman to bring the Native American tale "Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian" to the big screen. The film, an English language one from French director Arnaud Desplechin, made its premiere Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival, where it's among 20 movies competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or. It's principally a tete-a-tete between two men: the Blackfoot Indian Jimmy Picard (Benicio Del Toro), who's suffering from head trauma after serving in World War II; and an eager anthropologist and psychologist from France, George Devereux (Mathieu Amalri... more

Tale of Mexican Drug Violence Rattles Cannes

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Associated Press | May 17, 2013

CANNES, France - The Cannes Film Festival has had its first shock to the system, in the shape of Mexican director Amat Escalante's unsparingly violent drug war drama "Heli." The story of the devastation wreaked by narco-violence on an ordinary Mexican family, the movie paints such a bleak picture that one journalist told its director Thursday that she had cancelled a planned trip to the country after seeing it. Escalante said that wasn't the reaction he was hoping for. "It's not an anti-tourism movie for Mexico at all," he told reporters in Cannes, where "Heli" is one of 20 films competing for the top prize, the Palme d'Or. "It's a dram... more

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