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Cannes 2016: Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey’ Is an American Folly

Arnold's self-conscious and overlong American road trip runs out of steam long before it reaches its destination.

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Yeshua Confronts His Daddy Issues in ‘Last Days in the Desert’

In between exchanges with the Devil, Yeshua comes in contact with other folks in the desert, people plainly provided to embody lessons for this troubled son.

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Cannes 2016: Alain Guiraudie Shakes Up the Competition With ‘Staying Vertical’

Alain Guiraudie springs a series of strange surprises, including the Festival's most transgressive sex scene (so far).

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13 May 2016 // 11:00 AM

Cannes 2016: ‘Café Society’ + ‘Sieranevada’

Two new films at the Cannes Film Festival, Woody Allen's Café Society and Cristi Puiu's Sieranevada, look back on the past, with very different results.

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Cannes 2016: Ken Loach Blasts Britain’s Welfare System in ‘I, Daniel Blake’

Ken Loach's latest is a well-meaning but disappointing attempt to explore the impact of Conservative benefit cuts in the UK.

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In ‘Money Monster’, Everyone Is Watching, But No One Is Listening

Money Monster is stuck between indictments, encouraging you to be mad at the bad media makers, the players in the crooked financial industry, and you, the reckless consumers.

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Albanian Hell is Cold in ‘Cash Only’

Though it may not be the most originally plotted crime drama, Cash Only executes its conceit with technical skill and emotional honesty.

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Enterprising Women and the Femme Fatale of Film Noir

'Too Late for Tears' and 'Woman on the Run' remind us that today's financial and gender anxieties have long histories.

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City of Lost Dreams: The Rare Films of New York City

Exploring the depraved depths of the urban jungle, these rare films offer a longing, backward glance at a New York now long gone.

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Life’s a Beach in Eric Rohmer’s ‘Pauline at the Beach’

This is one of Eric Rohmer's more accessible films in which humour, romance and drama go together just as easily as sun, sand and sea.

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Corsini’s Sublime ‘Summertime’ Captures All the Contours of a Love Affair

Catherine Corsini's movie delicately and intelligently explores the romance that develops between two women in France in the early '70s.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’: Bang, Punch, Kick, Shake Hands

Iron Man and Captain America split up the Avengers for an evenly matched and oddly friendly (sometimes witty) showdown.

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The Sins of the Fathers’ in ‘The Club’

Pablo Larraín's excoriating attack on the Catholic Church is hard viewing that pulls no punches.

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‘Expresso Bongo’ Is a 1959 Satire on the Music Industry With Contemporary Relevancy

It was a time when teenagers were old, Cliff Richard was young, and the beats were straight from the fridge, daddio!

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‘A Bigger Splash’: Decadent Fools in Danger

Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, and Matthias Schoenaerts make for a dangerous trio in this talky love triangle from the director of 'I Am Love'.

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‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Is Like a Melted Matryoshka in Spring

The Huntsman looks into the mirror and sees visual excess in place of story.

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You’re All Just Meat in Ben Wheatley’s ‘High-Rise’

In Ben Wheatley’s overly obvious take on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 satirical novel, a luxury condo tower degenerates into a capitalist abattoir.

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‘Barcelona’ Sends Whit Stillman’s Usual Suspects After Love in a Hot Climate

The middle section in Whit Stillman's loose '90s trilogy showcases all his trademarks while moving his characters from college into the wider world.

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Romance With a Stiff Upper Lip in ‘Brief Encounter’

More than 60 years on, Brief Encounter, pitting love against conventions, continues to break hearts.

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Thanks to Key and Peele’s Powerful Sensibilities, ‘Keanu’ Is More Than a Meow Mix-up

By taking on expectations, both in comedy and in race, this movie becomes a smart, successful satire.

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