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Thursday Movie Picks: Cannes Favorites

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Head over to her site and join in! This week's themes is favorite movies that played in Cannes. Like my Sundance entry, I consulted a list to see which ones I've seen, and it turns out not many. Here are my picks for the week.

Sicario - Sicario stars Emily Blunt as a FBI agent who gets to be a part of a drug sting, but turns out to be more than she bargained for. I really liked Blunt in this one, and Benicio del Toro gives a fantastic performance that should have been recognized at the Oscars. I'm looking forward for the sequel of sorts.

Clouds of Sils Maria - This is about an aging actress who tries to come to terms with her personal and professional issues as she is set to play a role that was the antagonist to her original role that thrusted her to the spotlight in her earlier years. Both main actresses were really good, with this being an award-winning role for Stewart.

The Beaver - This is possibly my favorite Mel Gibson movie and performance. He plays a man who communicates through a beaver puppet on his hand. This was a subtle movie, and Jodie Foster does good work in bringing the film together.