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Rémi (Gustav De Waele) and Léo (Eden Dambrine) are childhood friends who begin to pull apart from each other in the Belgian film Close. Lukas Dhont/Kris Dewitte Menuet hide caption

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If you had a particularly 'Close' childhood friendship, this film will resonate

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Priya Kansara stars in Polite Society, directed and written by Nida Manzoor. Parisa Taghizadeh/Courtesy of Sundance Institute hide caption

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Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel star in the new Amazon Prime movie Shotgun Wedding. Ana Carballosa/Lionsgate hide caption

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Gustav De Waele and Eden Dambrine star in Close, which Belgium has submitted for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Diaphana Films hide caption

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An adolescent friendship fractures in the Belgian Oscar hopeful, 'Close'

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Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan all earned acting Oscar nominations for their work in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Allyson Riggs/A24 hide caption

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Michelle Yeoh received a best actress Oscar nomination for Everything Everywhere All At Once. A24 hide caption

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Ben Whishaw, Rooney Mara and Claire Foy star in Women Talking, which tells the story of a religious colony devastated by sexual violence. Michael Gibson/Orion hide caption

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'Women Talking' explores survival, solidarity and spirituality after sexual assault

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Storm Reid stars as June in Missing. Courtesy of Screen Gems hide caption

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Laurence Coly (Guslagie Malanda) confesses to causing the death of her baby daughter Elise in Saint Omer. via Toronto Film Fest hide caption

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'Saint Omer' is a complex courtroom drama about much more than the murder at hand

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Guslagie Malanda in Saint Omer. Super hide caption

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Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi plays a version of himself in No Bears. TIFF hide caption

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In 'No Bears', a banned filmmaker takes bold aim at Iranian society

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Gerard Butler and Mike Colter star in Plane. Kenneth Rexach/Lionsgate hide caption

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Violet McGraw and Allison Williams star in M3GAN. Geoffrey Short/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod, and Jessie Buckley in a scene from Women Talking. Michael Gibson/Michael Gibson hide caption

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Greta Gerwig, May Nivola, Adam Driver, Samuel Nivola and Raffey Cassidy appear in Noah Baumbach's White Noise. Wilson Webb/Netflix hide caption

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Noah Baumbach's 'White Noise' adaptation is brave, even if not entirely successful

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Alisha Weir as Matilda and Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey in Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical. Netflix hide caption

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Emmett Lewis in the documentary film Descendant. Netflix hide caption

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Bill Nighy plays a bottled-up bureaucrat who embarks on a quest for meaning in Living. Sony Pictures hide caption

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Sleekly sentimental, 'Living' plays like an 'Afterschool Special' for grownups

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Naomi Ackie as Whitney Houston in Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Emily Aragones/Tristar/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit in 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.' Netflix hide caption

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