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2018 Cannes Awards: Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’ Wins Palme d’Or; Spike Lee Takes Grand Prix for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda has won the highest honor from the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or for Shoplifters. He previously won the Jury Prize for 2013’s Like Father, Like Son. Shoplifters (review here) is the story of a family, both blood and cobbled together, who scrape by with multiple jobs and supplement their survival with minor thievery that threaten to …

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Cannes 2017: Did Any of the Winners Start Their Oscar Campaigns?

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has wrapped with more than a few surprises when the winners were announced at the Closing Ceremony last night. Many had expected the French 90s-era AIDS drama 120 Battements par minute (Beats Per Minute) from Robin Campillo to triumph but that film ended up with the Grand Prize of the Jury (2nd place, essentially) while …

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Cannes 2017: Winner Predictions

Predictions for the top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival are never easy. While there are critics’ reviews and polls upon polls to guide you there are two factors at hand that come into play in a much more important way. The first being the main jury is only made up of nine people, including its president. A Cannes In …

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POLL: Who Will Win the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or?

With the festival starting to wind down and the awards presentation this Saturday, it’s definitely time for Palme d’Or prediction poll. Competition seems to be pretty heated between Carol from Todd Haynes, Mountains May Depart from Jia Zhang-Ke and Mia Madre from Nanni Moretti. But there’s also room for Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth to take it or even the ultra-bleak Son of …

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Cannes 2014 Predictions: Mommy and Winter’s Sleep Top Predix

It’s almost time for the 67th Cannes Film Festival to wrap up and give out its awards so you know what that means…Awardswatch predictions! Despite a slightly shortened festival, the buzz this year has been very high and many films. And, as with every year, some headscratchers as to why certain things made it into competition (The Search, Captives) and …

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