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Denzel Washington and Rami Malek are an unlikely pair on the hunt for a serial killer in The Little Things. HBO Max hide caption

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'The Little Things' Is A Star-Studded, Old-School Serial Killer Thriller

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Balram (Adarsh Gourav) is a young man struggling to escape poverty in The White Tiger. Tejinder Singh Khamkha/Netflix hide caption

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In 'White Tiger,' A Dickensian Rags-To-Riches Story Turns Psychological Thriller

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Spoor is a pulpy murder story that's also a utopian fable about feminism, social justice and ecology. The film, which was released in 2017, is newly available for streaming on The Brattle. Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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Polish Thriller 'Spoor' Is A Pulpy Murder Story — And A Utopian Fable

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Bee Gees Documentary Traces The Gibb Brothers' Pathway To Stardom

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Cassie (Carey Mulligan) is a woman bent on revenge — until she meets nice guy Ryan (Bo Burnham) in Promising Young Woman. Focus Features hide caption

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'Promising Young Woman' And 'Pieces Of A Woman' Examine Trauma And Revenge

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Regina King Imagines What 4 Black Icons' Gathering In 1964 Might Have Looked Like

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'Soul' Surprises With Its Messages About Finding Purpose

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Review: News Of The World With Tom Hanks

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(Clockwise from upper left) Vitalina Varela plays the title character in Vitalina Varela, Jessica Cressy and Luca Marinelli in Martin Eden, Marty Walsh in City Hall and two men try to start a business in the Oregon Territory in First Cow. Courtesy of Grasshopper Film, Francesca Errichiello/Kino Lorber, Zipporah Films, Allyson Riggs/A24 hide caption

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A Terrific Year For Smaller Films: Critic Justin Chang Pairs 10 Favorites From 2020

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'Wonder Woman' Sequel Left Movie Critic With Mixed Feelings

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