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Lucy

Scarlett Johansson is an intriguing blank in Luc Besson's "Lucy," which is stranded somewhere between a stranger-in-a-strange-land action thriller and apocalyptic science fiction.

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Dwayne Johnson tries, but he’s surrounded by poor CGI and a terrible adaptation of yet another comic book. Ian McShane steals what little movie there…

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Video: Cannes Film Festival Opens with Star-Studded Events

The 67th Cannes Film Festival has begun and Chaz Ebert is there to provide video reports throughout the event. The competition for the Palme d'Or kicked off with a great film from Mike Leigh, "Mr. Turner" and Chaz offers reviews of that film, along with "Timbuktu," "Red Army," and Atom Egoyan's "Captives." Shot by Scott Dummler, we also have some great red carpet footage, including the controversial incident that went down before "How to Train Your Dragon 2." Check it out and come back all week for more video reports from Cannes.


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