When he realizes he's dangerously ill, Uxbal (Javier Bardem) spends some precious time with his daughter Ana (Hanaa Bouchaib) -- and reluctantly lets his kids get to know their estranged mother, who's anything but a good influence. Jose Haro/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Shown in April 2001, Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews attend the 10th Annual ELLA Award presentation in Beverly Hills, Calif. Alexander Sibaja/Newsmakers hide caption

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Still A Player: Jeff Bridges returns to the role of Kevin Flynn, who in an expensive new sequel to 1982's Tron has spent decades trapped in a video game-inspired digital world. Disney Enterprises, Inc. hide caption

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A Potent Art: Helen Mirren stars as Prospera, a powerful sorceress exiled on a lonely island. Seeking revenge and a mainland future for her daughter, she conjures up a storm that wracks a ship bearing her enemies and blows it to her island's shores. Melinda Sue Gordon/Miramax hide caption

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Moving Forward: Kerry Washington plays Patricia, a '70s civil-rights lawyer trying to put her former radicalism to rest in order to raise her daughter in peace. Complications arise when Marcus, the man many believe caused her husband's death, reappears. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Jana, played by Daniela Kolarova, and her husband, Pavel (Martin Huba), are interviewed for a documentary when Pavel receives the "Memory of the Nation" award, but the documentary threatens to reveal personal secrets and divide a family. Menemsha Films hide caption

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Striking Back: With the support of union representative Albert (Bob Hoskins, left), auto-factory workers Rita (Sally Hawkins) and Connie (Geraldine James) lead an equal-pay push that eventually becomes a national movement. Susie Allnut/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Planetary Problems: Bjorn Lomborg admits that climate change, including the substantial loss of global ice reserves, is fueled by human activity. But he rejects extreme world-ending scenarios and focuses instead on finding working solutions. Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Tough Call: Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, (Roy Dupuis, left) and Maj. Brent Beardsley (James Gallanders) struggle to protect innocent lives and negotiate peace during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, striving all the while to maintain the neutrality required of U.N. peacekeepers. Regent Releasing hide caption

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Bobby Naderi (left) plays an engineering student who moves into an all-Muslim house in New York and unexpectedly gets drawn into the punk lifestyle of -- and tensions among -- housemates including guitarist Jehangir (Dominic Rains). Strand Releasing hide caption

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Most Wanted: Edgar Ramirez stars as Carlos the Jackal, a Venezuelan-born terrorist who fought for Palestinian liberation and then became famous for kidnapping members of an OPEC conference in 1975. IFC Films hide caption

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Friends In Strange Places: Keir Gilchrist plays Craig, a stressed teen who checks into a mental health ward and finds a friend and mentor in fellow patient Bobby, played by Zach Galifianakis. Soon, however, the mentor's duties fall into Craig's own hands. K.C. Bailey/Focus Features hide caption

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Together, Two: Kodi Smit-McPhee plays Owen, a lonely 12-year-old who forms a partnership with isolated vampire Abby, played by Chloe Grace Moretz, in the hopes of finding friendship and protection from bullies. Saeed Adyani/Overture Films hide caption

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The directors of Freakonomics mix things up by incorporating cartoons (above, of the book's co-author Steven Levitt, who argued that incentives are the key to understanding economics) and illustrative tableaux. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Lonely Girl: Orphaned as a child, Linda (Paz de la Huerta) reunites with her long-lost brother in the neon-lit party districts of Tokyo. But the dangers of his job soon catch up with him, and they're separated again. IFC Films hide caption

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