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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. Reviews of Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra, Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling, the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, Anraud Desplechin's Jimmy P., The Selfish Giant, Emma Watson in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, Heli, Young & Beautiful and more from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

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  1. This Year's Big Cannes Winner: People Who Want Great Screen Sex
    Article
    In Blue is the Warmest Color, the love scenes between Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos are beautifully staged, perhaps among the loveliest ever put on film.
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  2. Marion Cotillard Shines in James Gray's The Immigrant
    Review
    James Gray's The Immigrant, which screened for the press on Friday, May 24, is one of the strongest films in the festival competition.
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  3. Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra is a Delightful Little Curio
    Review
    Behind the Candelabra is great fun, and even though the production and costume design are heavy on mirrors, gilt furniture, and sequins, it stops short of being kitschy.
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  4. Only God Forgives Isn't in the Same League as Drive
    Review
    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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  5. The Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis
    Review
    Set in early 1960s New York, Oscar Isaac plays Llewyn Davis, the remaining half of a semi-successful folk-singing duo who's trying to make it on his own.
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  6. In Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), Benicio Del Toro Acts Again!
    Review
    In Arnaud Desplechin's English-language Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), Benicio Del Toro is James Picard, a Blackfoot Indian who has lost his way in post-World War II America.
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  7. The Selfish Giant is Great Boys-to-Men Drama
    Review
    "But I found myself strangely drawn toward The Selfish Giant, adapted from a story by Oscar Wilde."
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  8. Not Even the Gifted Emma Watson Raise The Bling Ring
    Review
    The biggest puzzlement of these early days of the festival comes from Sofia Coppola.
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  9. Heli is Family Drama Set Against Mexico's Drug Wars
    Review
    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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  10. Young & Beautiful is a Portrait of a 17-Year-Old French Call Girl
    Review
    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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  11. Cannes Diary: What Are the Women in Their Dresses Hoping For?
    Cannes Diary
    Look that are nakedly aspirational and all the more touching for it.
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