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Cannes Day 7: ‘Sicario’ takes on the drug wars

10:18 am May. 19, 2015

The race for the Palme d’Or heated up Tuesday with the première of Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario,” a violent drama about the efforts to take out the leader of a Mexican drug cartel.

“Sicario” joins

Cannes Day 6: The strange tale of ‘Marguerite & Julien’

2:55 pm May. 18, 2015

You have to hand it to the French. Nothing is out of bounds when it comes to love and passion.

“Marguerite & Julien,” a story of children who grow up loving each other and begin a passionate but brief life together as adults, has all the markings of a 17-century romance: beautiful costumes, castles, gorgeous actors, sweepingly beautiful music, dramatic cinematography.

But as Marguerite and Julien discover, society rejects their love. They’re

Cannes Day 6: The horse race for the Palme

9:34 am May. 18, 2015

It’s never easy to peer into the minds of the Cannes jury and predict which film will win the Palme d’Or. But at the festival’s midpoint, it’s fun to debate how the votes might play

Replay our live chat about the ‘Mad Men’ finale

5:45 pm May. 17, 2015

Sunday night, the final episode of “Mad Men” aired on AMC. We have opinions about it, you have opinions about it.

Culture writer Joe Gross and Statesman staffers talked all things Draper during a live chat noon Monday.