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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of May 26, 2017

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2017 Cannes Film Festival Videos

Be the first to see our up close and personal video reports from the South of France! The stars, the movies, the parties, and more. Enjoy! In this first video, Chaz Ebert reports on "Wonderstruck," "Loveless" and the Netflix controversy at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. In our second video, Chaz Ebert reports on "Okja," "The Square," "Jupiter's Moon," "120 Beats Per Minute" at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of May 26, 2017

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Been there, plundered that.

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Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

A nostalgic look back at a vanished era, but also another, better movie.

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Baywatch

Review by Glenn Kenny

A full feature with a storyline that an enterprising six-year-old might have thought was a little too rudimentary.

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The Women's Balcony

Review by Sheila O'Malley

While the mood is that of a gentle and affectionate comedy, the film makes some extremely sharp points about fanaticism, sexism masked as holiness, and tolerance among the faithful.

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War Machine

Review by Brian Tallerico

Critics have a habit of calling movies tonally inconsistent, but this should now be the textbook example, a film that veers wildly from war movie to character drama to satire to history piece to a blended gray of nothing.

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Long Strange Trip

Review by Glenn Kenny

These multivalent tales of the Dead are awe-inspiring and thought-provoking without fail.

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Berlin Syndrome

Review by Christy Lemire

Berlin Syndrome will make you question any wanderlust-inspired notions you may have of traveling alone to a foreign country on a quest for self-discovery.

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Hermia & Helena

Review by Nick Allen

Hermia & Helena's touch-and-go approach weakens the movie's key expression of being a relatable story about being lost during your late 20s/early 30s.

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Black Butterfly

Review by Vikram Murthi

A charmless, nonsensical thriller that doubles as a hack screenwriter's wet dream, filled to the brim with faux-insights that wouldn't impress even the most inattentive college freshmen.

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Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

Review by Matt Fagerholm

A stirring ode to the power of the individual in a society that values conformity over individuality.

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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

A remarkable tale of immigrant success, wrapped around a crime story.

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