Ender (Asa Butterfield) is a prodigy military cadet being trained by a team of adults — including Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) — to fend off a hostile alien race in a much-discussed adaptation of Ender's Game. Richard Foreman Jr./Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Making his directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi, Keanu Reeves also appears as the film's rich, ruthless villain. RADiUS-TWC hide caption

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Blue Is the Warmest Color chronicles the love affair between high school student Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos, left) and Emma (Léa Seydoux), who is older and more experienced. IFC Films/Sundance Selects/Wild Bunch hide caption

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A former economics professor (Gad Elmaleh) gains entree into the house-of-cards world of high finance when he suddenly becomes head of a venerable French bank. Cohen Media Group hide caption

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In The Counselor, a lawyer (Michael Fassbender, left) goes into business with drug dealer Reiner (Javier Bardem) — and gets in just a little bit over his head. Kerry Brown/20th Century Fox hide caption

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Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) plays Solomon Northup, a New York freeman kidnapped into slavery in 1841 and eventually resold to plantation owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender). Francois Duhamel/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost as a solitary man struggling to make his yacht seaworthy again after it collides with a rogue shipping container adrift in the Indian Ocean. Richard Foreman/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate hide caption

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Robert Redford plays the sole character in All Is Lost; a man who is stranded at sea, on a badly damaged boat — and completely on his own. Daniel Daza/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate hide caption

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Benedict Cumberbatch (left), sporting the white-blond mop of the real Julian Assange, and Daniel Bruhl, who plays Daniel Domscheit-Berg, take on the story of WikiLeaks in The Fifth Estate. Frank Connor/DreamWorks II hide caption

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In Kill Your Darlings, Dane DeHaan (left) plays Lucien Carr, a man whose charm and wit quickly command the attention of the young Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) in their time at Columbia University. John Krokidas' film chronicles the "Libertine Circle" they inhabited — Ginsberg's nickname — and the events that would shatter it. Clay Enos/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Barkhad Abdi (middle) plays Muse, the leader of a band of Somali pirates who take over a freighter in Captain Phillips. Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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