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L to R: Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Drax (Dave Bautista), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Marvel Studios hide caption

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In 'Avengers: Infinity War,' The Superheroes Have Their Work Cut Out For Them

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In writer/director Chloe Zhao's The Rider, Brady (Brady Jandreau) is forced to rethink his life after a traumatic rodeo accident. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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After The Fall: A Cowboy Picks Up The Pieces Of His Former Life In 'The Rider'

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What Made '2001, A Space Odyssey' Such An Influential Film

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Carol (Edie Falco) and Chris (Jay Duplass) share an intimate moment in Lynn Shelton's Outside In. The Orchard hide caption

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A Fragile Relationship Tested By Freedom In 'Outside In'

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'Ready Player One' Is Full Of '80s Nostalgia And 'Easter Eggs'

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Political Subtext In Wes Anderson's 'Isle Of Dogs' Is More Bark Than Bite

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'A Wrinkle In Time' Will Delight Target Audience That Doesn't Have Too Many Wrinkles

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What To Expect From The 90th Academy Awards

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At a lonely checkpoint, an Israeli soldier (Itay Exlroad) dances with his weapon in Foxtrot. Giora Bejach/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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In 'Foxtrot,' Grief And Fate Come Together In A Brutal, Beautiful Dance

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Drawing Connections Between 'Young Karl Marx' And 'The Cured'

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A soon-to-be-divorced couple looks for their runaway son (Matvey Novikov) in Loveless, a pitch-black Russian drama that earned an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film. Roadside Attractions hide caption

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A Missing Child, A Dying Marriage And A 'Loveless' Society

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Ticket Sales For Marvel's 'Black Panther' Are Superhero-Sized

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New Oral History Captures The Magic Of 'Angels In America'

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Daniela Vega stars in A Fantastic Woman, the tale of a trans woman who finds herself under societal suspicion after the death of her boyfriend. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'A Fantastic Woman' Is As Strong And Complicated As Its Star

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27: El Club De Los Malditos takes place in an alternate universe populated with persuasive look- and sound-alikes of famous musicians. (Left to right: Andres Bagg, William Prociuk, Sofía Gala Castiglione, Mariu Fernández, El Polaco, Vicky Maurette and Sadrak Jeremy) Lucas Cheja hide caption

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Why Do So Many Rock Stars Die At 27? Argentine Film Explores One (Insane) Theory

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