Labor Day Weekend Box Office: “The Possession” tops down frame

There is very little to say about the four-day holiday weekend box office, which saw two openers do relatively well, but not remarkably–“The Possession” with $21.3m and “Lawless” with $13.0m–and nearly every  holdover play to expectation. The one exception was the conservative documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” which grossed a surprisingly strong $7.1m, signaling that viewers …

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Review: “Lawless”

“Lawless,” an ultra-violent gangster tale by John Hillcoat (“The Proposition,” “The Road”), is a textbook example of why the final act of a film is its most important. Movies that start off poorly have the potential to rebound, gaining the audience’s trust and respect with future developments. The ones with weak midsections can often be …

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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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