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Hollywood's 15 all-time best movies based on kids' books

Steven Spielberg's "The BFG," which debuted last month at Cannes and comes to theaters July 1, is an appropriately big adaptation of a characteristically strange Roald Dahl story, first published in 1982, about an orphan girl (played by the very-Dahlish sounding Ruby Barnhill) scooped up and taken away in the dead of night by a big friendly giant.

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Movie review: Spielberg, Dahl work well together in 'The BFG'

It makes sense that the sensibilities of Steven Spielberg and Roald Dahl would someday collide, as they do in Spielberg's adaptation of Dahl's "The BFG." Both artists often tell stories about misunderstood children finding connections with misunderstood, fantastical, alien creatures. They have a knack for drawing out the dark and maudlin aspects of childhood, the loneliness and isolation, as well as the capacity for wonder and amazement, the sheer possibility of anything and everything. That dreamy wonderment is the best part of the filmed "The BFG," a slow haze that creeps over you unsuspected.

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New focus hits home in Israel: Private lives come to the fore in a larger number of films from the country

Israeli director Eran Kolirin shook up the 2007 Cannes Film Festival with "The Band's Visit," a movie that earned some of the best reviews of the year by examining the intercultural lives of everyday Egyptians and Israelis. The film was so intercultural, in fact, that its mix of Arabic, Hebrew and English languages disqualified it, controversially, from foreign-language consideration at the Oscars.

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'De Palma' documentary started as a home movie

It started years ago as a home movie with a friend telling stories of his roller coaster life as a writer/director of subversive comedies and bloody psychological thrillers. Co-directors Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") and Jake Paltrow ("The Good Night") kept their cameras rolling meeting after meeting, detailing virtually every phase of Brian De Palma's creative history in chronological order.

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