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Steven Spielberg Autograph
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Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 4

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the fourth day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Daily Round-Up Photo
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Cannes Daily Round-Up Photo

Cannes Daily Round-Up Photo
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Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 5

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the fifth day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

'Julieta"
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'Julieta"

Pedro Almodovar's “Julieta”

'Paterson'
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'Paterson'

Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson"

The Nice Guys Press Photo
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The Nice Guys Press Photo

The Nice Guys Press Photo
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This Time, 'The Nice Guys' Don’t Finish Last

If you’re expecting a daring and paradigm-shifting maverick of a film, this is not the movie for you. At the same time, the world needs films that simply make audiences laugh, and “The Nice Guys”—superbly executed and blissful to the point that it refuses to take even itself seriously—is just that.

Loving Press Photo
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Loving Press Photo

Loving Press Photo
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'Loving' a Dramatic yet Tender Affair

Jeff Nichols's newest film—his second this year after “Midnight Special,” which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in February—is not so much about Loving v. Virginia as it is about the love story behind it. What results is among the director’s best work, beautifully acted and eloquently reticent.

Steven Spielberg Autograph
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Steven Spielberg Autograph

Steven Spielberg's autograph for Crimson Arts staff writer Steven S.K. Hao.

Mademoiselle (The Handmaiden) Press Photo
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Mademoiselle (The Handmaiden) Press Photo

Mademoiselle (The Handmaiden) Press Photo
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'The Handmaiden' Pretty Vacant

“Mademoiselle (The Handmaiden)” impresses with its eye-catching cinematography, daring sex scenes, and plentiful plot twists. However, it fails in its most fundamental aspect: It possesses no genuine emotion or believable story. Beneath its beautiful veneer, the film is hollow.

'I, Daniel Blake'
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'I, Daniel Blake' Powerful, Unflinchingly Honest

“I, Daniel Blake,” simply shot and minimally edited, is drenched in visceral and unadulterated realism. It is also one of the most powerful and moving films in recent memory.

'The Student'
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'The Student' Thrills and Enlightens

​In “Uchenik (The Student),” Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov paints a haunting picture of a student’s violent descent into religious fanaticism and the horrific consequences that follow. But “The Student” is not a cautionary tale against piety—it is an admonition of obsession, and a powerful one at that.

'The BFG'
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'The BFG' Eschews Story for Effects

“The BFG” is a charming and captivating spectacle with strong performances to boot, but unfortunately it is unable to strike a balance between unadulterated fantasy and computer-generated wonder.