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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
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The Women's Balcony
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War Machine
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Long Strange Trip
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Berlin Syndrome
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Hermia & Helena
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Black Butterfly
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Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
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Everything, Everything
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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: Palme d'Or predictions

Ben Kenigsberg makes his predictions for the 2017 Cannes awards.

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Cannes 2017: “In the Fade,” “You Were Never Really Here,” “Directions”

On the latest from Lynne Ramsay and Fatih Akin.

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Cannes 2017 Video #4: “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and More

Chaz Ebert reports on "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)," "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" and more in her fourth video dispatch from Cannes 2017.

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Ridley’s Remake: "Alien" Through David’s Eyes

May Contain Spoilers

An appraisal of how Ridley Scott has turned his "Alien" franchise into an echo of "Blade Runner."

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Cannes 2017: "Claire's Camera," "Filmworker," "Unforgiven"

A look at three films from Cannes from our very own critic, Simon Abrams.

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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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Binge-watching All Eight "Star Wars" Films For the 40th Anniversary

A writer and his BB-8 watch all eight of the "Star Wars" films in numerical order.

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: May 25, 2017

The latest on Blu-ray and streaming, including "Get Out," "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," "The Great Wall," "Dheepan," and "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage."

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Cannes 2017: "Jeanette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc," "The Summit"

Bruno Dumont stages a rock opera about Joan of Arc. An Argentine political thriller has a dash of Hitchcock's "Spellbound."

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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.