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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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Cannes 2015: Hirokazu Kore-eda Deftly Explores Family in ‘Our Little Sister’

“For the sisters to form a real family, you need a lot of time,” Hirokazu Kore-eda says. “That expresses the essence of this film.”

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18 May 2015 // 9:00 AM

PopTalk: What Makes Something “So Bad It’s Good?”

From The Room to Southland Tales, "so-bad-it's-good" cinema has become a cult industry. Why do people waste time on ostensibly "bad" films?

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Spike Lee Addresses ‘Chiraq’ Controversy: “We’re here for peace”

“A lot of people have opinions about the so-called title of the film,” he said of Chiraq, which is expected to begin filming in Chicago in June.

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Ewan McGregor Is Both Jesus and the Devil in ‘Last Days in the Desert’

In one of his most complex roles to date, Ewan McGregor takes on the role of both Jesus and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert, a film by Rodrigo García.

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14 May 2015 // 7:44 AM

Charlize Theron Came to Love Silence Used in ‘Fury Road’

Charlize Theron gives George Miller a lot of credit for building an emotional arc for the characters without using a lot of dialogue.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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