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Cannes 2015: For ‘Mediterranea’, Director Jonas Carpignano Draws on Real-life Events in Africa

As the crisis intensifies over Europe’s so-called boat people, Mediterranea takes their plight and examines it from the inside.

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Cannes 2015: ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ Looks at Great Directors’ Careers

Even people familiar with both directors will find elements of Hitchcock/Truffaut surprising, especially a moment where Hitchcock seems haunted by the question of whether he might have been looser behind the camera.

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26 May 2015 // 8:22 AM

Cannes 2015: ‘Amy’ Follows Late Singer’s Descent

In Amy, a new documentary about the late star Amy Winehouse, we learn just how unique and complicated a descent can be.

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Cannes 2015: Laszlo Nemes’ Distinctly Visceral Take on the Holocaust Gets Audiences Talking

Son of Saul, a movie from Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes, has become the consensus Cannes breakout.

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20 May 2015 // 2:05 PM

It’s Looking a Lot Like 1982 at the Movies

If legendary snoozer Rip Van Winkle went to sleep in the spring of 1982 and woke up today, his beard might have stretched a hundred nasty, matted yards, but he’d probably think he had taken only a power nap.

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20 May 2015 // 1:05 PM

China Is the Latest Market for Comic-con Organizers to Conquer

Forty-five years after Comic-Con International launched as a little gathering in San Diego, later exploding into a pop-culture juggernaut spawning dozens of similar events around the US, the phenomenon is going global.

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Cannes 2015: Pete Docter’s Animated and Abstract ‘Inside Out’ Is Lauded at Cannes

Inside Out, which premiered to ecstatic reviews at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday in advance of its theatrical opening June 19, is daringly original in its conceit, in which emotions serve as characters and a little girl’s head is the setting.

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Cannes 2015: Digital Upstarts Upend Tradition at Cannes Film Festival

Presentations by companies such as Netflix and virtual-reality outfit Oculus have been priorities for attendees. Agents who once never gave a second thought to nontraditional platforms are now courting them.

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Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin Team Up to Tell the Tale of Steve Jobs

Not but two years after the Jobs biopic, director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin take up the task of depicting the innovator's life, with Michael Fassbender stepping into the Apple guru's shoes.

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18 May 2015 // 10:00 AM

Filmmaker Amy Berg Finds Fiction Stranger to Make Than Fact

As her film choices indicate, Amy Berg has never shied from difficult subject matter.

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A Year in the Life of 'Mario Kart 8'

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"With a year having passed since the start of Mario Kart 8, it's time to look back on 12 months of roaring engines, hairpin turns, blue shells, and a whole lot of swearing.

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