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Cannes Class of 2008

7 years ago by J. Hoberman
CANNES, France—Wading through 20-odd movies in half as many languages, each Cannes jury supplies its own dramatic narrative, to be interpreted according to its president's presumed taste. Days before the 61st Cannes Film Festival ended, rumors were rife that the jury was having difficulties reaching consensus. As the award ceremony...
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A Look Back at Hoodstock 2008

7 years ago by Jonathan Cunningham
Hoodstock 2008 Saturday, January 3, 2008 James L. Knight Center Better Than: Watching Senator Clinton trying desperately to be funny during ABC’s Democratic Debate. While the Nation transfixed their eyes on their television screens, enraptured by both the Republican and Democrat Debates in New Hampshire over the weekend, it was...
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Best of the 2008 Big Screen

Is it a sign of the Apocalypse? Something in the water? Or is it just the way the wind is blowing? Whatever the case, when our five often-contentious film critics put their heads together about the best movies of 2008, they managed to agree (more or less) on a dozen...
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Award Tour

7 years ago by John Linn
Every year, you do the same thing: You sit down to watch the Academy Awards, and you realize about 15 minutes into it that you have not seen a third of these films. Shoot, you’ve never even heard of most of them, you terrible, awful, poor-excuse-for-a-film-nerd you. Just pray that...
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A Polish auteur -- and Mike Tyson! -- stage comebacks at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

7 years ago by Scott Foundas
Call them the comeback kids: In its early days, the 2008 Cannes Film Festival has served as a staging ground for a number of unlikely returns, beginning with that of Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, who's been absent from movie screens (except as an occasional actor) for nearly as long as...
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