Oldies but goodies: Great Paris vintage

Paris, like any city, has its share of low-end vintage stores that require you to dig through clothing that smells of mothballs in order to find that diamond in the rough. Here are three boutiques with a more inspiring selection of vintage fashion.
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Asian auteurs Farhadi, Jia explore emotional and physical violence

The sun is back, but competition films from admired Asian auteurs were particularly bleak: Jia Zhangke's "A Touch of Sin", a scorching portrait of contemporary China, and Asghar Farhadi's "The Past", a melodrama about romantic and familial conflicts.

Ozon, Coppola win over Cannes with tales of teens behaving badly

While one competition film had critics racing for the exit, Sofia Coppola and François Ozon got warmer receptions on Thursday with "The Bling Ring" and "Jeune et jolie" ("Young and Beautiful"), strong movies dealing with adolescents, sex and money.

Cannes lifts off with DiCaprio in flawed, flashy, endearing ‘Gatsby’

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival officially kicked off Wednesday with Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby", a bold, lavish 3D adaptation of the literary classic that is as endearing as it is flawed and flashy.

As Cannes 2013 raises curtain, a question: is the selection too French?

As Cannes prepares to raise the curtain on its 2013 edition, opinions are already flying about the competition line-up. Is it too French? Too American? Just right? Various critics, as well as Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux, weigh in.

Sofia Coppola, James Franco, and Mideast films light up Cannes side sections

Some of the most interesting films at Cannes are usually found outside the main competition. This year, new works from Sofia Coppola, Claire Denis, and James Franco, as well as films from Israel and Palestine, are some of the most eagerly awaited.

Ten duos to watch at Cannes 2013

This year's competition is full of films featuring intriguing duos of actors: Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as lovers, Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix as prostitute and pimp, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ryan Gosling as mother and son, and more.

‘Criminal’ French should be banned from Norway, MP argues

A Norwegian MP has come under fire in France for suggesting that groups of French people be barred from entering the country because of their notoriety as “troublemaking criminals.”
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Jury chair Spielberg and Cannes head for fascinating collision

Jury head Steven Spielberg and the Cannes Film Festival should be a fascinating collision of cinematic tastes and tendencies. Other collisions may take place behind closed doors; Spielberg is chairing the most heavyweight jury in recent memory.

'Dynamo' a county fair fun house for art lovers

A sprawling exhibit of works by contemporary artists from the 20th century, “Dynamo” at Paris’ Grand Palais is filled with pulsing lights, magic mirrors and all kinds of optical illusions, giving it the feel of a county fair fun house for art lovers.
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