Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

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Palme d’Or contender: Cate Blanchett in Carol, directed by Todd Haynes

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Reservoir sprogs: Director Jeremy Saulnier (left) and actor Macon Blair. “The first film Macon and I made together was  ‘Megacop’. I was 11, he was 12. It was bits of ‘Miami Vice’ and ‘Commando’. Wigs. Toy guns. Exploding paint packets on our chests.” Photograph: Robert Wright/The New York Times

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