Mark Jenkins Mark Jenkins reviews movies for NPR.org, as well as for reeldc.com, which covers the Washington, D.C., film scene with an emphasis on art, foreign and repertory cinema.

Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon in Elvis & Nixon. Steve Dietl/Courtesy of Bleecker Street Media hide caption

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Two scientists and an Amazonian shaman work together over 40 years to find a sacred healing plant in Embrace the Serpent. Andres Barrientos/Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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Andres Barrientos/Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories