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Anne Hathaway is the Grand High Witch in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches. Daniel Smith/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Unimaginative 'Witches' Retread Lacks The Magic Of Roald Dahl's Classic

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Lily James plays Mrs. de Winter, and Armie Hammer plays Maxim de Winter in the new Netflix version of Rebecca. Kerry Brown/Netflix hide caption

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, has become a political football during this presidential election season. Lisa O'Connor/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After he meets Elena (Jessica Cressy), Martin Eden (Luca Marinelli) becomes determined to rise above his lowly circumstances and prove himself worthy of her love. Francesca Errichiello/Kino Lorber hide caption

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This Sumptuous Retelling Of 'Martin Eden' Stays True To Jack London's Novel

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Jordan Betscher and Courtney Crain dancing to Irving Berlin's "Isn't This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)?" Courtesy of Concord Theatricals hide caption

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Isn't This A Lovely Day For A 'Top Hat' Tribute?

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Tourists line up to go up the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, China, earlier this month. As there have been no recorded cases of community transmission in Wuhan since May, life for residents is gradually returning to normal. Getty Images hide caption

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The Pandemic Bounceback Abroad: Concerts And Movies In Other Countries

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Disney added a warning on its streaming service to some of its titles with racist depictions, including Dumbo. The crows' appearance and musical number in the movie "pay homage to racist minstrel shows," Disney said. LMPC via Getty Images hide caption

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Clint Mansell is the Grammy-nominated composer whose work on Requiem for a Dream jumpstarted a prolific and distinctive score career. Mike Palmer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Requiem For A Theme: Film Composer Clint Mansell On The Sound Of Sadness

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in The Trial Of The Chicago 7. Nico Tavernise/Netflix hide caption

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"The excitement for me has been to slowly uncover the secret lives of many of these cryptic animals," says Craig Foster. "My incredible octopus teacher, she helped me in many ways to uncover many of those lives, because she's in the middle of this food web." Netflix hide caption

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Filmmaker Finds An Unlikely Underwater Friend In 'My Octopus Teacher'

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HBO's David Byrne's American Utopia captures a live performance of Byrne's acclaimed Broadway show. David Lee/HBO hide caption

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David Byrne And Spike Lee Conjure Up A Joyous Vision Of 'American Utopia'

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Totally Under Control examines the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Neon hide caption

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'Totally Under Control' And 'Time' Are Two Very 2020 Documentaries

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In her directorial debut film The Forty-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank plays "Radha," a struggling playwright who decides to become a rapper. Jeong Park/Netflix hide caption

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Siree and Ayana Morris, the founders of the Newark Moonlight Cinema, and kids. Courtesy of Newark Moonlight Cinema hide caption

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In Newark, A Drive-In Movie Theater Celebrates Black Excellence

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Charm City Kings is a coming-of-age story set in Baltimore's dirt bike culture. It's based on the 2013 documentary, 12 O'Clock Boys. William Gray/HBO Max hide caption

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'Charm City Kings' Is An Exhilarating Tale Of Bikes, Boyhood And Baltimore

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Jim Parsons, Robin De Jesus, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Andrew Rannells star in the new Netflix adaptation of The Boys in the Band. Scott Everett White/Netflix hide caption

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Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson stages one of her father's "deaths" in Dick Johnson Is Dead. Netflix hide caption

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Filmmaker Faces Her Father's Mortality By Staging His 'Death' Again And Again

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