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Mila Gauvin II

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: 'Other Women'

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: In 'Other Women,' June is Back To—No, Worse Than—Square One

“Other Women” might as well be a throwback episode, as the cyclical nature of life as a handmaid is brought back full circle in what is ultimately a study in brainwashing.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘Seeds’

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Silence Sows the ‘Seeds’ of Rebellion

In an episode where death looms over the characters’ heads, “Seeds” hints at a new life not just within June’s body, but for the characters themselves.

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From Cannes: 'BlacKkKlansman' a Thriller That Brings Together Past and Present

Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” is a testament to the director’s ability to weave the politics of the past and present, of identity, race, and religion, in an alternatively comedic, disturbing, and suspenseful thrill ride based on an unbelievably true story.

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From Cannes: ‘Capharnaüm’ Says No to Child Neglect, Yes to Child Acting Prodigies

In “Capharnaüm,” director Nadine Labaki paints a depressing tableau of a vicious cycle that Zain unfortunately gets caught up in, one that starts one node up in Zain's family tree with his parents.

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From Cannes: ‘Zimna wojna’ (‘Cold War’) a Bleak Love Story

Without seeming resolute or preachy, Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” is a clarion call for the enduring power of love in a bleak time.

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From Cannes: Gaspar Noé’s Craze-Inducing Warning Against Drugs Reaches a ‘Climax’

"Climax" is a trippy prism of an arthouse film that succeeds in its attempt to destabilize its audience into the same debauchery as its characters, though at times the actors and director, too, fall into the easy trap of overdoing it.

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From Cannes: ‘Le Grand Bain’ (‘Sink or Swim’) Makes A Big, Chlorinated Splash

Part synchronized swimming training practice, part group therapy session, the group of aging, out of shape, and hopelessly dedicated men make an unexpectedly supportive and uproarious—if not unoriginal—party.

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From Cannes: ‘Lazzaro Felice’ (‘Happy as Lazzaro’): A Sad, Mythological Tale

Rohrwacher’s fifth feature film is a testament to her directorial talent, her visually stunning work as mythical as the tale it depicts.


From Cannes: ‘Di Qiu Zui Hou De Ye Wan’ (‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’) Scintillating In Its Obscurity

Bi Gan makes 3D film into a cinematic experience integral to the film’s second half, in a way that amplifies the first half’s slow-moving narrative—both in direction and in plot—a beautiful tale of a man in search of the ghost of his past.

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Cannes Par Jour: Day 1

After Caroline’s and my harrowing arrival to Cannes, we told ourselves, “Things can only go up from here!” Guess what? We were wrong.

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‘Atlanta’ Recap and Review: ‘North of the Border,’ Blood Is Not Thicker Than Water

With only two episodes left in the season, “Atlanta” is finally moving its narrative along. Al is moving forward, and Earn may be regressing, but at last, something is happening.

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From Cannes: Cooler Than Ice, ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Butchers Bradbury

During a time when the freedom of speech and the importance of facts are being threatened, it’s a shame that Bahrani delivers a watered-down version of a complex novel that demands so much more.

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From Cannes: ‘Les Filles Du Soleil’ (‘Girls of the Sun’) A Heart-Rending Picture of Female Resistance and Resilience

At its heart, “Les Filles du Soleil” is a stunning, visceral recognition of the power of female leadership.

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From Cannes: ‘The Image Book’ (‘Le Livre D’Image’) Too Psychedelic, Not Enough Substance

The result is a film whose statement gets lost in the mix, expressed in too fragmented a way to pack an effective punch.

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From Cannes: ‘Sextape’ Would Have Been Better Off As an Actual Sex Tape

By shirking away the potentially moralizing and prescriptive tone the movie could have taken, Desrosières goes too far and instead turns sexual assault into the punchline of a tasteless joke of a movie.