A new documentary follows The 12 O'Clock Boys, a gang of Baltimore dirt bikers who do dangerous stunts at top speeds on city streets." I think it's a kind of escape for these guys; it's a kind of renegade sport," says filmmaker Lotfy Nathan. Noah Rabinowitz/12 O'Clock Boys hide caption

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Joaquin Phoenix's Her character, Theodore, has a job writing intimate — and sometimes erotic — cards and letters on behalf of other people. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Actor Jesse Heiman has had some less-busy years, but says, "this town works in crazy ways ... and your next big day could be tomorrow. So you just gotta keep your head up and keep going." Bobby Quillard / hide caption

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Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor play Patsey and Solomon, two slaves on a Louisiana plantation, in 12 Years a Slave. Francois Duhamel/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and cinematographer Mahmoud Kalari discuss a shot during the making of The Past — the new drama from the director of the Oscar-winning A Separation. Carole Bethuel/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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From left, Meryl Streep, Julianne Nicholson and Juliette Lewis star in August: Osage County. Claire Folger/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Cate Blanchett's title character looks for a little liquid courage in Blue Jasmine. The actress is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance. Merrick Morton /Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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