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French star Amalric talks Hollywood versus arthouse

Every year Cannes sees plenty of newcomers, but also a few favourites who keep coming back. French actor Mathieu Amalric is one of those people and is presenting a movie he both directed and acted in: "The Blue Room". He talks to Catherine Nicholson about what it's like to have your partner as your co-star, as well as his ability to do both Hollywood blockbusters like "James Bond: Quantum of Solace" and auteur movies like "The Blue Room".

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2014-10-22 culture

Encore's Film Show: Brad Pitt's 'Fury' and Woody Allen's Magic

Film critic Ben Croll speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's big cinema releases, including Brad Pitt's World War II tank drama "Fury", Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" and...

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2014-10-20 Soul

Tony Allen: Putting the 'beat' in Afrobeat

He's been described as "perhaps the best drummer to have lived" by Brian Eno. Tony Allen is the man who gave Fela Kuti his signature swing.

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2014-10-17 culture

Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson and his love of France

Producer and composer Quincy Jones is the legend of legends. He has 27 Grammy awards, which is more than anyone alive. As a child, he ran with gangsters; as a man, he recorded...

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2014-10-16 culture

Lucinda Childs: The grande dame of American dance

She's a pioneer of post-modern movement and is credited for changing how we view dance. Lucinda Childs' production "Dance" was first seen over 30 years ago, but now it’s back on...

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2014-10-15 culture

Film Show: 'The Intouchables' directors bring us 'Samba'

In Encore's weekly film show Eve Jackson brings us the week's top releases starting with French social comedy, "Samba". It's the latest offering from the directors of "The...

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