Fiona Gordon (left) plays a woman who claims to be a fairy and promises three wishes to hotel night clerk Dom (Domininque Abel). Gordon and Abel are two of the three co-writer-directors of The Fairy. Laurent Thurin-Nal/Kino Lorber hide caption

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Insurance agent and bourgeois pedophile Michael (Michael Fuith) takes Wolfgang (David Rauchenberger), the 10-year-old boy he's holding captive, on a rare trip outside. Strand Releasing hide caption

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A rural farmer (Janos Derzsi) sits in the void-like darkness of his single-room farmhouse in The Turin Horse. Cinema Guild hide caption

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British architect Norman Foster and his firm Foster and Partners designed the curved glass skyscraper 30 St Mary Axe, known informally as the Gherkin, that overlooks east London. Oli Scarff/Getty Images hide caption

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After their last residents had left, the 33 buildings at Pruitt-Igoe were demolished in the mid-1970s. State Historical Society of Missouri/First Run Features hide caption

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Family Tradition: Richard Garriott, the first second-generation American astronaut, funded his $30 million trip to the International Space Station from the fortune he built designing computer games. First Run Features hide caption

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Suit Case: After taking refuge in a New York apartment building basement, Josh (Milo Ventimiglia) and other survivors of a massive attack combat threats from the outside — and their own spiraling paranoia. Anchor Bay Films hide caption

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Boy, Wonder: In a Hollywood that's increasingly in the business of telling kids' stories to adults, even an auteur as bloody-minded as Martin Scorsese gave in to the temptation of the childlike in this year's Hugo. Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount hide caption

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During the early-'90s war in what was then Yugoslavia, a Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic, right) and a Bosnian painter (Zana Marjanovic) negotiate boundaries personal and political. Dean Semler/FilmDistrict hide caption

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Rooney Mara plays Lisbeth Salander, the dark heroine of the American movie adaption of the Swedish novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Merrick Morton/Sony Pictures hide caption

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