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.

American Animals tells the mostly-true story of four young boys who attempt to pull off a rare book heist. (L-R: Jared Abrahamson, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan) Film4 hide caption

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Rosamund Pike plays a U.S. operative who helps Jon Hamm's diplomat in the political thriller Beirut. Sife Eddine El Amine/Bleeker Street Media hide caption

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After learning her long-time husband is cheating on her, Sandra (Imelda Staunton) flees to the comfort of her sister Bif (Celia Imrie), and a community dance class, in Finding Your Feet. /Roadside Attractions hide caption

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In November, Hans (Jörgen Liik) is the object of a village girl's desire. What unfolds is a dark and surreal love story with spirits, werewolves, plagues, and even the devil himself. Oscilloscope hide caption

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In Double Lover, Chloé (Marine Vacth) falls in love with her psychoanalyst Paul (Jeremie Reiner). As they get closer, Chloé starts to learn some insidious secrets about her lover. /Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Greg Barker's The Final Year finds former President Barack Obama grappling with foreign policy decisions. Figures from left: Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, Secretary of State John Kerry, and President Barack Obama. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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