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Video: The Rover Isn't That Depressing, Y'all Dan Deevy talks to Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, and director David Michod about flies in your eyes, and how The Rover really isn't as bleak as everyone thinks.

Dennis Lehane has been behind some of the best mysteries and thrillers of the past several years, as the author of Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island. But this fall’s The Drop marks his first time actually adapting his own work for the screen. Based on Lehane’s short story “Animal Rescue,” the crime drama follows two cousins (Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini) who run a Brooklyn bar that functions as a drop point for local gangsters. When the place is robbed, the pair find themselves at the center of events which spin out of their control.

Watch: New Featurette For ‘The Rover’ Plus New Photos & Quentin Tarantino Praises The Film One of our favorite films of the summer is David Michod’s “The Rover” starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. It’s a completely stark and austere tale of a man hell bent on retrieving what is his, by any means necessary. But remember, it’s not quite post-apocalyptic. “It’s post-catastrophic economic collapse!” Michod stressed in a recent Reddit AMA. Got that?

‘The Rover’ Review: Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce Both Need a Shower After the Apocalypse Unlikely to win an endorsement from the Australian Tourism Board, “The Rover” presents an unrelentingly bleak view of the land Down Under in the near future. There's nary a koala bear in sight and no jocular offers to throw another shrimp on the barbie in writer-director David Michôd's downbeat road movie, set in the hot and dusty Outback 10 years after an undefined collapse.

Review: David Michod's 'The Rover' Starring Robert Pattinson & Guy Pearce Is A Bleak & Compelling Apocalypse Tale Having proven, with the terrific “Animal Kingdom,” that he could take a potentially small story of desperate men and blow it up into something much grander, David Michod attempts something like the opposite with “The Rover,” taking the epic, sweeping backdrop of a post-apocalyptic, dusty Australian desert, and turning in a tiny two-hander road movie, that is as spartan as its predecessor was operatic. It’s a mark of just what a talent the director is, then, that he can, on the evidence of this morning’s Cannes press screening, turn in such distinctive and compelling work in either register.

'The Rover' Featurette with Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce The Rover stars Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce are joined by director David Mich&#244d in a new featurette, which takes fans behind-the-scenes of this upcoming drama. David Mich&#244d reveals that he wrote the character of Eric specifically for Guy Pearce, who is relentlessly angry at how the world has evolved after the collapse of modern society 10 years prior. Robert Pattinson plays Rey, who is forced by Eric to help track down his former gang, with the actor revealing that his character has never had to think for himself before meeting Eric.

Cannes 2014 Review: WINTER SLEEP Asks The Tough Questions Nuri Bilge Ceylan trained as a photographer and has mined the expressive terrain of his native Anatolia to great effect throughout his career. As a director, he has used the landscape not simply as a backdrop, but often as an integral player in the fabric of his films. Which makes it all the more surprising that the vast majority of his latest work Winter Sleep, a film set in the primordial, truly awe inspiring region of Cappadocia, is set indoors, squarely between fours walls. Well, initially surprising anyway.

Cannes Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy & Isabelle Huppert The existence of "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" is one of the strangest things in recent American cinema. A first time writer-director, Ned Benson, managed to attract a killer cast at his first time at bat. The film, a New York-set relationship drama, was conceived, shot and screened at TIFF as a two-part, three-hour epic, subtitled "Him" and "Her," telling the same story from two different points of view (read our review). The Weinstein Company bought the rights.

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