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Stephanie Zacharek at Cannes Film Festival

Dispatches, commentary and reviews from the Cannes Film Festival from Stephanie Zacharek, principal film critic for the Village Voice. Follow her on Twitter at @szacharek.

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  1. In Praise of the The Assassin's Slow, Quiet Combat
    2015
    I'm still floating on the sumptuous gold-and-lacquer cloud of Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin, the Taiwanese director's first foray into the martial arts genre.
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  2. The Lobster Forces Colin Farrell to Find Love
    2015
    Yorgos Lanthimos's competition film The Lobster is an absurdist romantic tragicomedy in which Colin Farrell plays a man nearing middle age who suddenly finds himself single.
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  3. Joe's Cemetery of Splendor Is Starting to Haunt Me
    2015
    I've found that Joe's movies sometimes need days, even weeks, to marinate. It seems Cemetery of Splendor is no different.
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  4. Joachim Trier's Louder Than Bombs Is Grand, but Heelgate Is Not
    2015
    Of the films I've seen so far, Norwegian director Joachim Trier's Louder Than Bombs is a favorite.
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  5. Todd Haynes' Carol Is a Marvel on a Pedestal
    2015
    If a person wanted to have sleek, presentable feet for any movie at Cannes 2015, I guess it would be Carol.
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  6. Amy Is a Rush of Joy and Grief
    2015
    To hear Amy Winehouse sing numbers like "Back to Black" and "Love Is a Losing Game" in Amy is to open yourself to an unsettling rush of grief and joy.
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  7. Salma Hayek Eats Hearts, and Mad Max Isn't Mad Enough
    2015
    Matteo Garrone's Tale of Tales is a lavish and unsettling fantasy based on the pre-Grimm fairytales of early-seventeenth-century.
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  8. Six Movies to Watch For from Cannes
    2014
    Movie stars, tragedies, and even some laughs.
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  9. Leviathan, the Winners, and Adieu
    2014
    The Festival de Cannes closing ceremony makes for a fun and festive night, particularly, I suspect, if you get to watch it live from the Lumiere, the largest theater in the Palais de Festival complex and the spot where all the major events take place.
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  10. Contemplating Animal Nudity with Godard's Delightful Goodbye to Language
    2014
    In Goodbye to Language 3D -- or Adieu au langage -- the 83-year-old filmmaker reflects on the significance, and possibly the decay, of language.
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  11. Cannes Report: Don't Say Marion Cotillard is "Too Pretty" for Two Days, One Night
    2014
    Marion Cotillard, the star of the Dardenne Brothers's Two Days, One Night, showed up on Tuesday in a mini-dress encrusted with a riot of buttons, a whimsical choice for an actress who had made many of us believe she was a French factory worker.
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  12. A Great Julianne Moore Illuminates Maps to the Stars
    2014
    It's been a few days since I saw David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars and I'm still not completely sure what I think it. But one thing's for sure: Julianne Moore is a knockout in it.
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  13. In Foxcatcher, Channing Tatum Gives What Must Be One of the Year's Best Performances
    2014
    Even if Steve Carell's performance in Foxcatcher -- a terrific one -- ends up being the most lauded in the film, what Channing Tatum does is more complicated, and more wondrous.
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  14. Euro Men Can Dress! Plus: Damian Szifron's Standout Wild Tales
    2014
    Wild Tales is a collection of sketches, six in all, which have virtually nothing to do with one another aside from their astute, and not necessarily generous, view of human nature.
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  15. Timothy Spall Gives the Performance of His Career in Mr. Turner
    2014
    If you've ever loved a terrible person, Mike Leigh's quietly sensational Cannes competition entry Mr. Turner is the movie for you.
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  16. Grace of Monaco at Least Has Clothes
    2014
    In this admittedly fictionalized version of the not-quite-fairy-tale life of Princess Grace of Monaco, otherwise known as Grace Kelly, Nicole Kidman doesn't have to strain to look regal.
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  17. Heli is Family Drama Set Against Mexico's Drug Wars
    2013
    One of the most exciting things about attending the Cannes Film Festival is being among the first people to see the films the world will be talking about. That's one of the terrible things, too.
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  18. Only God Forgives Isn't in the Same League as Drive
    2013
    Only God Forgives is so un-exhilarating that it's practically a narcotic. The violence may cause a bit of squishy discomfort as you're watching it, but the memory of it doesn't linger much past the last frame.
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  19. The Selfish Giant is Great Boys-to-Men Drama
    2013
    "But I found myself strangely drawn toward The Selfish Giant, adapted from a story by Oscar Wilde."
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  20. Young & Beautiful is a Portrait of a 17-Year-Old French Call Girl
    2013
    A family in crisis: Isabelle is a student who still lives at home with her mother, stepfather, and kid brother; no one, least of all mom, is too happy when her secret profession comes to light.
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