Design Within Reach? The cool sterility of 2001: A Space Odyssey is just one example of how pop culture expresses an anxiety that's seemingly about technology, but may be as old as time. MGM hide caption

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Small Wonder: Arrietty (voiced by Bridgit Mendler) is an inches-tall Borrower whose family lives within the walls of a human household. Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Havana Heat: The title characters meet cute and swing hard in Chico and Rita, an animated love story with an infectious Latin groove. GKIDS hide caption

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'Chico And Rita' And All That Jazz

An animated Oscar contender follows one on-and-off romance — and traces the development of some of the world's most infectious musical styles.

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Lumos?: Solicitor Arthur Kipp (Daniel Radcliffe) battles demons within and without when he's sent to assess a secluded marshy estate in The Woman in Black. Hammer Films hide caption

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'Tonight' Show: Playing an alcoholic, unpopular superhero, Will Smith rouses himself from a park bench pass-out to stare down a curious kid in 2008's Hancock — a movie almost titled Tonight, He Comes. Relativity Media/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Carol Channing — who turns 91 on Jan. 31 — appears in the 2010 Gypsy of the Year celebration, an annual salute to Broadway's hardest-working chorus performers. Peter James Zielinski/Entertainment One hide caption

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'Pina': German filmmaker Wim Wenders' 3-D dance documentary is a homage to influential German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009. Donata Wenders/Neue Road Movies hide caption

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The Great Divides: Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi) are at odds first about whether to leave Iran for life abroad — and then about more urgent issues yet. Habib Madjidi /Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'A Separation': In Tehran, Houses And Hearts Divided

Asghar Farhadi's film is a beautifully crafted, fascinating thing, both as a portrait of modern Iranian society and as a twisty family drama. (Recommended)

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The young journalist Tintin (Jamie Bell, left) and the permanently drunk Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) go on a global treasure chase in The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. WETA Digital Ltd. hide caption

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Winslet and Walsh are the parents of the aggressor, and Type A sorts themselves — though as events proceed, their allegiance to each other will waver. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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The angsty Mavis (Charlize Theron), a teen-fiction writer, plots to save her high-school beau from what she believes is a too-mundane married life in Young Adult. Phillip V. Caruso/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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