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10 Buzziest Cannes Films

The latest from Woody Allen, Gus Van Sant, Pedro Almodóvar, and more

(Newser) - Cannes kicks off on Wednesday, and the Daily Beast rounds up 10 of the most buzzed-about movies featured at the 64th annual film festival:
  • The Tree of Life: From filmmaker Terrence Malick, the story of a Texas boy (played in adulthood by Sean Penn) torn between the worldviews of his
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Broken Embraces 'Gorgeous and Seductive'

Almodovar's latest mixes noir with melodrama

(Newser) - Broken Embraces isn't quite up there with Pedro Almodovar's finest work, say critics, but the noirish tribute to '50s Hollywood looks fantastic and tells a compelling story.
  • "While it may not elicit the affection reserved for some of Almodovar's more heartfelt films," writes Claudia Puig in USA Today
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Penélope Cruz: 'I Can Fly and Go Far'

And no, she's not pregnant it seems—but she does have two major new films

(Newser) - Penélope Cruz found herself suffering a panic attack after filming the scene in Broken Embraces when her character decides to try acting. “I don’t know what happened to me that day, but before and after we filmed I could not breathe,” she says—perhaps because the... More »

Cannes Prepares for a Quieter Festival

Economic woes put the breaks on Croisette craziness

(Newser) - The Cannes Film Festival opens tomorrow with a screening of the new Pixar film Up, but this year the glitzy two-week movie fest on the French Riviera may be a low-key affair, writes the Hollywood Reporter. Yachts have gone unrented, Vanity Fair has canceled its annual party, and movie execs... More »

Basterds Headlines Cannes

(Newser) - The Cannes Film Festival unveiled this year’s roster today, and it’s packed with regulars like Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar, and Terry Gilliam, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Among the most buzzed-about selections is Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino’s violent World War II pic. Anticipation is also high for ... More »

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