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Jim Jarmusch isn't making a political statement with 'The Dead Don't Die'

CANNES, France — Leave it to Jim Jarmusch to put the dead in deadpan. The writer-director brings his trademark laid-back style and delight in subverting genre to "The Dead Don't Die," a …

Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones': 7 (possibly futile) hopes for Sunday's season finale

Spoiler alert: This column contains details about the fifth episode of the final season of "Game of Thrones." In case you haven't heard the faint screams emanating from your Twitter feed, the …

Television

'Catch-22' review: A sincere, affecting take on Joseph Heller's WWII comic nightmare

Give the new six-episode Hulu miniseries version of "Catch-22" two episodes of your time, and then make your call. It took me two to get on board with it, after some initial skepticism about the tone …

Books
This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 11, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD …
'Girl Gone Missing,' by Marcie R. Rendon Renee Blackbear is a regular at the bars and pool halls that line the streets of Fargo-Moorhead as well as the farm towns along the Red River. She chain-smokes and downs beers while hustling pool and …
'Lost Without the River,' by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic I may never be able to sort out whether I enjoyed this memoir because I also grew up on a South Dakota dairy farm, or because author Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic has captured something universal here. …
'Non-Fiction' is a smart and sassy French romantic comedy Brainy enough to merit major advertising in the intellectually rigorous New York Review of Books yet graced with the wit and charm of French romantic comedy, Olivier Assayas' "Non-Fiction" is an …
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