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Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out. Justin Lubin/Courtesy of Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Get Out' Offers Sharp Satire Along With The Scares

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'John Wick, Chapter 2': A 'Violent Ballet' Of Action

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'Wheeler' Follows Life And Career Of Little-Known Country Music Singer

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Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) and Emad's (Shahab Hosseini) marriage is shattered in The Salesman. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Attention Must Be Paid To What 'The Salesman' Is Selling

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Then and now: In his new documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, director Lonny Price, left, reconnects with fellow cast members — including Ann Morrison and Jim Walton — from the 1981 Broadway flop, Merrily We Roll Along. DKC/O&M hide caption

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How A 1981 Sondheim Flop Turned Out To Be The 'Best Worst Thing'

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I Am Not Your Negro uses the words of James Baldwin to analyze American attitudes toward race. Bob Adelman/Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Studios And Audiences Had Lots To Celebrate In 2016

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'Fences' And 'Hidden Figures' Explore Race, And More, In Midcentury America

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It's more than just the titular character in I, Daniel Blake who get stuck in the red tape. Joss Barratt/Courtesy of Sixteen Films hide caption

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'Daniel Blake' Skewers The Red Tape That Keeps The Downtrodden Down

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In this scene from Rogue One, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is looking for her dad, who has had a hand in making a certain planet-killing super weapon you might have heard of. Lucasfilm hide caption

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'Rogue One': The Force Will Be With Those Who Love Battle Scenes

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Louis Hofmann (left) and Roland Møller (right) in Land of Mine. Camilla Hjelm Knudsen/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Land Of Mine': Explosively Understated

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Women Face The Unpredictable In 'Jackie,' 'Things To Come'

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In 'Lion,' A Man Uses Google Earth To Search For His Family

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Holiday Movie Preview: Lightsabers, Musicals And Jackie

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'Fantastic Beasts' And 'The Red Turtle' Bring Magic To The Screen

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