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Entries by Karin Badt from 05/2012

Cannes 2012: Ulrich Seidl's Love and Beach Boys as Sex Toys for Older Women

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment

What makes this film hard to watch is that we know it is true. The sex tourism of European women in Africa is growing, and the neediness of the women and the exploitation of the boys strikes us as very real.

Cannes 2012: Margarethe Tiesel Up for Best Actress: "I Am Not Proud"

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment

The buzz at Cannes is that Margarethe Tiesel, the lead in Ulrich Siedl's Paradise: Love, may take the Best Actress award for her exuberant performance as the dumpy woman who comes to Kenya to pick up beach boys.

Cannes 2012: Jacques Audiard's 'Rust and Bone' Is a Shock of Energy

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Moviefone

In an earlier interview I had with Jacques Audiard, we had had a long discussion about his dislike for "ethics" in art. Clearly he was pulling my leg. His new movie is extremely ethical, if not moralistic.

Cannes 2012: Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom: A Creative Colorful Escape

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Moviefone

Moonrise Kingdom is an imaginative journey into the world of a boy and girl who escape their alienating home environments to discover love on an island.

Cannes 2012: Tom Hardy, Nick Cave, Guy Pearce and Mia Wasikowska Speak About Lawless

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

John Hillcoat's new film, Lawless, premiered at Cannes this week, with a star cast including Shia Labeouf, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hardy, and co-written by Nicolas Cage, the director's longtime friend and collaborator in Australia.

Cannes 2012: Michael Haneke's 'Love' Sweeps Audience Away

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

The film -- as the title suggests -- is a testimony to love. It is one of my favorite films at the festival -- and clearly a great hit with the public.

Cannes 2012: Isabelle Huppert in Hong Sangsoo's 'In Another Country'

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

I never thought I would have Isabelle Huppert burn-out, considering she is a favorite actress, but Hong Sangsoo's new film In Another Country , here at Cannes, drove me to the limit.

Cannes 2012: Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone in Love -- A Light Surprise

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone in Love, tells the story of a beautiful young prostitute in Tokyo and her charming rapport with an elderly prof, and the comic difficulties with her fiance which ensue.

Cannes 2012: Bertolucci Takes on Alienation (After a Ten Year Absence)

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment

The famed Bernardo Bertolucci's new film Me and You is about a pimply alienated 14-year-old boy who lives alone with his single mom.

Cannes 2012: Obsession With Reality Shows Drives Man Insane in Garrone's 'Reality'

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment

The story of a fishmonger in Naples obsessed with the possibility of being on a Big Brother, Reality is about how easy it is for a human to become consumed by artificial dreams to the point of mental illness.

Cannes 2012: Catherine Corsini's Three Worlds With Arta Dobroshi

| Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment

There were no women directors represented in this year's "Competition" at Cannes, a point that was acknowledged with misgiving by some of the attendees of the festival. For this reason, I went to see Catherine Corsini's film Three Worlds in the "Certain Regard" category.

Cannes 2012: Nastassja Kinski at the Terrazza Martini

| Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment

Everyone speaks about Nastassja Kinski's fragility. I saw strength. We sat together on the Terrazza Martini at Cannes, and she spoke to me with excitement about her new project, a documentary.

Behind the Scenes at Cannes

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment

Everyone thinks Cannes is exciting for the movies, parties and celebrities. That is half of it.

Im Sang-soo's The Taste of Money: Great Sets and Sexism

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Moviefone

The creativity of this cynical movie and the quirkiness of these characters make The Taste of Money a worthwhile experience.

David Cronenberg and Son Brandon at Cannes (With Don DeLillo)

| Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment

David Cronenberg's new film Cosmopolis depicts a world so skewed by capitalism that rats are about to become the unit of currency. The shots are masterful. But what makes the film brilliant is the startling dialogue from Don DeLillo's novel.