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Montgomery Clift (center) plays a field administrator for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Elia Kazan's 1960 drama Wild River. Critic John Powers says the film is one of Kazan's finest.
'Social' Animal: Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, may be a revolutionary thinker, but he doesn't want to topple the system, says critic John Powers. He wants to be successful within it.
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On Their Own: Zhang Qin and her brother, Zhang Yang, aren't allowed to live with their parents in urban Guangzhou — and so must depend on each other in a rural village in Sichuan province.
Take It Easy Hospital — the name of the fictionalized band in No One Knows About Persian Cats — performs in Tehran's underground music scene. From left: Pouya Hosseini, Ashkan Koshanejad, Kourosh Mirzaei and Negar Shaghi.
Kyle MacLachlan played FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, who headed the investigation of Laura Palmer's brutal murder on Twin Peaks. Michael Ontkean played Harry Truman, Cooper's assistant.
Set in the streets of an ethnically and religiously diverse Jaffa neighborhood, Ajami employs nonprofessional actors to depict stories of crime, tragedy and love in a place where enemies live side by side.