Jeff Nichols

Review: “Mud”

After his thematically challenging, emotionally taxing first two films, “Shotgun Stories” and “Take Shelter,” one wouldn’t have naturally predicted that budding American auteur Jeff Nichols would next move on to an old-fashioned crowd-pleaser of a boys’ adventure film. But I suppose Nichols needed a break from doom and gloom, just as audiences do, and there …

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Cannes Film Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

Cannes 2012The prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 16 to 26 on the French Riviera, announced its complete lineup at a press conference early Thursday. Joining Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, previously announced as the Opening Night Film, are the following hotly anticipated films spanning 26 different countries (list after the jump)…

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