Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, and Frederic Forrest survey a temple in a scene from Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. United Artist/Getty Images hide caption

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The interviews that form the core of The Gatekeepers began with a connection to Ami Ayalon, who was the head of Shin Bet from 1996 to 2000. Avner Shahaf/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Mel Brooks has made a name for himself with comedy classics like Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and The Producers. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut with the film Quartet. He has starred in such classics as The Graduate, Kramer vs. Kramer and Tootsie. Kerry Brown/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in Argo. Affleck also directed the film, which is based on events surrounding the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. Keith Bernstein/Warner Brothers hide caption

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Ann Dowd plays Sandra, a hard-nosed Midwestern manager of a fast-food franchise in Compliance. The actress spent $13,000 to try to get an Oscar nomination for the role. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Barbara shows a quiet, restrained normalcy in the former East Germany. Adopt Films hide caption

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In Bernie, Jack Black plays a small-town mortician who murders his live-in companion after she won't stop nagging him. The movie is based on a true story. Deana Newcomb/Wind Dancer Films hide caption

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