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Cannes 2012: Day 11 & 12 - 'Mud' + 'Beyond the Hills' + The Best of the Fest

Cannes finishes with up-and-comer Jeff Nichols' Mud and Romanian Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills and we rank the best of Cannes 2012.

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Cannes 2012: Day 7 - 'Killing Them Softly' + 'Holy Motors'

Cannes rolls along with Andrew Dominik’s anticipated return, Killing Them Softly, and Holy Motors, the first film from Leo Carax in 13 years.

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Cannes 2012: Day 6 - 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet' + 'Barbara'

Day six brings perhaps the final film from French legend Alain Resnais, whose You Ain’t See Nothin’ Yet has a shot at the big prize. Meanwhile New German Cinema movement director Christian Petzold returns with Barbara.

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Cannes 2012: Day 5 - 'Amour' + 'In Another Country' + 'Like Someone in Love'

Day five witnesses a trio of films from some of the artform's leading lights: Michael Haneke returns with Amour, Hong Sang-soo competes with In Another Country, and the incomparable Abbas Kiarostami produces a new masterwork.

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Cannes 2012: Day 4 - 'Lawless' + 'Antiviral' + 'La noche de enfrente'

Cannes continues with John Hillcoat's Depression-era Lawless, first time director Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral, and a special screening of legendary Chilean director Raoul Ruiz's La noche de enfrente.

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Cannes 2012: Day 3 - 'Tabu' + 'No'

Cannes offers up Pablo Larrain’s No, the rising Chilean director’s latest and most direct indictment of the Augusto Pinochet reign yet and Miguel Gomes’ Tabu, which is something of a new cinematic landmark.

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Cannes 2012: Day 2 - 'Rust & Bone' + 'Mekong Hotel' + 'Paradise: Love'

Cannes coverage continues with reviews of Jacques Audiard hotly tipped Rust & Bone, a short film from Thailand’s sensational Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and the latest from severe Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidel.

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Cannes 2012: Day 1 - Wes Anderson’s 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Opening the festival with Moonrise Kingdom, beloved indie icon Wes Anderson’s first live action film in five years, only buoyed the camaraderie felt by Cannes attendees.

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Transformer, Singular: 'Drive' Sings the Body Electric

Va-va-va-vroooom: Cannes Best Director winner Nicolas Winding Refn talks Drive with PopMatters.

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Cannes 2011: The 6 Films You'll Soon Be Hearing About

Here are six movies you didn't know before that you're almost certainly to know about after the festival shuts its doors.

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Digital Ghost: Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Recalls Uncle Boonmee

Celebrated film director and visual artist "Thai Joe" talks to PopMatters about the cost of transmigration, hybridity and fantasy, as his Palm D'Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives finally bows stateside after traveling the long and winding roads of the international film festival circuit.

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Wings of Desire

If you Google the phrase “Criterion has done it again”, you will get 37,500 hits. I have a hunch that now that Wings of Desire is back on the streets, this number is going to increase significantly.

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