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Cannes 2017: Table of Contents

A table of contents featuring our full coverage of Cannes 2017.

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Cannes 2017: "L'amant double," "Good Time," "12 Days"

Three reviews from Cannes, including the latest from Francois Ozon and the Safdie brothers, along with a special out of competition screening.

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Brad Jones on "Jesus, Bro!"; Period episode on "Anne With an E"; Perils of writing while female; In defense of radical transparency; Trump praises Rodrigo Duterte.

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Cannes 2017: "The Beguiled," "A Gentle Creature," "Closeness"

A report from Cannes on the latest from Sofia Coppola, along with reviews of two films from Russia.

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“Prey” Charts Own Course Through Sci-Fi Horror Genre

A video game review of "Prey" and an interview with one of the game's lead developers.

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ABC's "Dirty Dancing" Remake is Wildly Misjudged

No, they don't make 'em like they used to … but they're not shy about remaking them.

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Cannes 2017: “24 Frames,” “Rodin,” “Radiance”

A report on the latest from Naomi Kawase and the last from Abbas Kiarostami.

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Roger Moore: 1927-2017

A tribute to the late Roger Moore.

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Cannes 2017: "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" and "Napalm"

John Cameron Mitchell explains "How to Talk to Girls at Parties." Claude Lanzmann remembers the time he talked to a (Communist) Party girl.

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Cannes 2017 Video #3: "Okja," "The Square," "Jupiter's Moon," "120 Beats Per Minute"

Chaz Ebert reports on "Okja," "The Square," "Jupiter's Moon" and "120 Beats Per Minute" in her third video dispatch from Cannes 2017.

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Cannes 2017: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “The Day After,” “The Workshop”

A report on the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos and Hong Sangsoo.

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Cannes 2017: Sean Baker's "The Florida Project"

The director of "Tangerine" makes a raucous movie set in and around a seedy motel near Disney World.