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Alan R. Xie

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From Cannes: "Macbeth" a Fresh Take

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Justin Kurzel's new adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal "Macbeth."

Arts

From Cannes: "The Other Side" a Unique Look at Marginalization

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Roberto Minervini's "The Other Side," a film devoted to showing the lives led beyond the margins of mainstream American society in rural Louisiana.

Arts

From Cannes: "Chronic" Touching, Well-Crafted

In our continuing coverage from Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Chronic," a touching film about the life of a professional caretaker.

Film

From Cannes: Point/Counterpoint: "Marguerite & Julien"

In a point/counterpoint review from Cannes, Tianxing Lan and Alan Xie debate the merits of "Marguerite & Julien."

Macbeth
Arts

Macbeth

Marion Cotillard, director Justin Kerzel, Michael Fassbender, and producer Iain Canning attend the press conference for "Macbeth" at the Cannes Film Festival.

Film

From Cannes: "O Piseu" ("Office") Thrills, Horrifies

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "O Piseu" (English "Office"), a horrifying South Korean crime drama and the debut film of director Hong Won-chan.

Film

From Cannes: "Louder Than Bombs" Disjointed but Touching

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Louder Than Bombs," a flawed but nuanced portrait of a family in mourning.

Film

From Cannes: "Dheepan" Oppressive, Nuanced

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan," an oppressively dark examination of the living conditions of immigrants in France.

Cinéma de la Plage
Arts

Cinéma de la Plage

The Cinéma de la Plage is the venue for free, public screenings of old films in the evening.

Film

From Cannes: "Inside Out" a Colorful, Fresh Allegory

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Inside Out," a refreshing new Pixar film about the emotions.

Film

From Cannes: "Sicario" a Raw Look at the Drug War

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Sicario," a police drama taking a long, hard look at the drug wars.

Film

From Cannes: "The Lobster" Grabs Success

In our continuing coverage from Cannes, Alan Xie reviews director Yorgos Lanthimos's first English-language feature, "The Lobster," which complicates the usual dichotomies of dystopia films.

Film

From Cannes: "Mon roi" Melodramatic but Successful

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Mon roi," Maïwenn's tear-soaked romantic drama.

Inside Out
Arts

Inside Out

John Lasseter, Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, and Pete Docter participate in the press conference for "Inside Out" at the Cannes Film Festival.

Film

From Cannes: Woody Allen's "Irrational Man" Finest Yet

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Woody Allen's "Irrational Man," which is the director's finest film in some years and perhaps his finest ever.

Beauty After Ruin
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Beauty After Ruin

Harvard Ed Portal Opening
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Year In Review 2015

Fischer Touchdown
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Year in Sports 2015

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Class of 2015, By the Numbers