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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: "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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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: “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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Festivals & Awards

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.

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A Look At “Twin Peaks: The Return”

A review of the first four hours of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks: The Return".

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Bobbi Jene Smith on "Bobbi Jene"; Influence of Bentonville Film Festival; Are Midnight Movies Dead?; Diving into "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party"; In praise of "Certain Women."

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Cannes 2017: "Happy End," "The Meyerowitz Stories," "Before We Vanish"

A report from the Cannes Film Festival on the latest from Michael Haneke, Noah Baumbach and Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

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Cannes 2017: "Redoubtable," "120 Beats Per Minute," "Walking Past the Future"

Friday at the Cannes Film Festival included a bomb scare, a Jean-Luc Godard biopic and more.

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Cannes 2017: Self-Portraits from Agnès Varda and Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara (with bandmates) and Agnès Varda (with the artist JR) present two very different autobiographical documentaries.