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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of June 02, 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 June 02, 2017

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Wonder Woman

Review by Angelica Jade Bastien

Wonder Woman is beautiful, kindhearted, and buoyant in ways that make me eager to see it again.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

They've preserved Pilkey's exuberant drawing style as well as his understanding of what sort of humor is guaranteed to make young kids laugh until their sides hurt.

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Dean

Review by Glenn Kenny

A movie with which it is easy to find fault, and if you're a particular kind of person, you'll find fault with it without even trying too hard.

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Band Aid

Review by Sheila O'Malley

Band Aid is mostly interested in what happens when two unhappy people sit down with pen and paper and try to create something out of nothing.

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Past Life

Review by Glenn Kenny

This is a striking and thought-provoking picture.

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Churchill

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

A load of utter rubbish from first frame till last.

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The Exception

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Yes, the narrative is occasionally clunky and there is often more tell than show. But a strong ensemble offers compensation.

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God of War

Review by Simon Abrams

God of War is a spectacularly miscalculated historical epic.

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Vincent N Roxxy

Review by Christy Lemire

A nasty little piece of B-movie trash that lacks both the verve to grab you as a guilty pleasure and the artistry to be taken seriously as a dramatic thriller.

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Letters from Baghdad

Review by Vikram Murthi

A disorganized onslaught of primary source material that doesn't so much shed light as it does simply exist.

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Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine

Review by Brian Tallerico

For a documentary about form-breaking artists, the film is surprisingly straightforward.

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Radio Dreams

Review by Nick Allen

An example of both the compelling passion and polarizing fallibility that can arise when a director works primarily from the heart.

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Sami Blood

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

The film's success comes from the way that Kernell's skills as a director match the ambitions of her script.

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