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'13th' Maps The Road From Slavery To Mass Incarceration

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James Marsden plays a tourist and Evan Rachel Wood is a rancher's daughter in the HBO series Westworld, which premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. John P. Johnson/HBO hide caption

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Old West Gunslinging Meets Futuristic Androids In HBO's 'Westworld'

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Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level Cabinet member who suddenly becomes president of the United States, in the ABC series Designated Survivor, which premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. Ian Watson/ABC hide caption

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Kiefer Sutherland Takes Over The Oval Office As The 'Designated Survivor'

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'War Dogs' Puts A Satirical Spin On The Business Of War

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Dystopian Novel Challenges Misogyny As 'The Natural Way Of Things'

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Alex Gibney's new documentary Zero Days focuses on the large-scale implications of computer malware. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'Zero Days' Documentary Exposes A Looming Threat Of The Digital Age

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2 Brilliantly Written Novels From Mexico Head Up A Wave Of Literary Talent

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'The Witness' Exposes The Myths, Misconceptions Of Kitty Genovese's Murder

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A Bigger Splash features Ralph Fiennes as an old lover whose expected visit interrupts the life of rock star Marianne (played by Tilda Swinton). Jack English/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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An Emotional Storm Breaks In Paradise In 'A Bigger Splash'

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A Thrilling TV Adaptation Of John Le Carré's 'Night Manager'

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Cacá (played by Alyne Santana) is one of several characters who dreams of a life beyond the vaquejada in Neon Bull. Kino Lorber hide caption

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In 'Neon Bull,' A Strange, Dreamy Road Movie Reveals A Vanishing Way Of Life

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'My Golden Days,' An Heir To French New Wave

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'Charlie Chan Hock Chye' Offers A Heartfelt Take On Aging, Art And History

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Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J. Simpson and Joseph Buttler is a polygraph examiner in the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which premieres Feb. 2. Ray Mickshaw/FX hide caption

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'The People V. O.J. Simpson' Bursts With Sharp Scenes, Powerful Performances

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Messy And Absurd, 'London Spy' Mixes Espionage With Genuine Emotion

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