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To become the 'Maestro,' Bradley Cooper learned to live the music

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Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan in Drive Away Dolls. Working Title / Focus Features hide caption

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Seydou (Seydou Sarr, in gray) crosses the desert in Io Capitano. Greta De Lazzaris/Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Join a Senegalese teen on a harrowing journey in this Oscar-nominated film

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"We have to live with the monsters we create," Justine Triet told NPR's Scott Simon, when he asked whether characters linger with her after a film. "I've been living with these people for three years, and I think I'll probably live with them for at least another year." Les Films Pelléas hide caption

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Filmmaker Sean Wan moved back in with his grandmothers Yi Yan Fuei, left, and Chang Li Hua during the pandemic. His film chronicling their day-to-day life has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short Film category. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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He moved in with his grandmas during COVID. Now, they're all going to the Oscars

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'Oscar Wars' spotlights bias, blind spots and backstage battles in the Academy

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Civil War imagines a second civil war has broken out in the United States. Kirsten Dunst stars as a journalist in the film, which comes out April 12. Murray Close/A24 hide caption

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Here are 6 movies to see this spring

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Cillian Murphy, winner of the leading actor award for Oppenheimer, poses for photographers at the 77th British Academy Film Awards, BAFTA's, in London, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. Vianney Le Caer/Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP hide caption

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A scene from the Oscar-nominated documentary To Kill a Tiger, about the gang rape of a 13-year-old girl and how she and her father pursued justice even though many of the people in their village did not support their efforts — and even believed she should marry one of the rapists. Notice Pictures/National Film Board of Canada and Notice Pictures Inc. hide caption

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'Rustin' star Colman Domingo says the civil rights activist has been a 'North Star'

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Sterling K. Brown recommends taking it 'moment to moment,' on screen and in life

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Tótem chronicles one afternoon for Sol (Naíma Sentíes) a young girl about to undergo a massive loss. It was written and directed by Lila Avilés. Courtesy of Sideshow and Janus Films hide caption

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A birthday party for a dying father chronicles childhood before loss in 'Tótem'

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Jennifer Lopez, from her film This Is Me...Now © Amazon Content Services LLC Dave Meyers, director/Courtesy of Prime hide caption

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Jennifer Lopez: Then and now

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In Drift, Jacqueline (Cynthia Erivo) winds up in Greece after experiencing something terrible during a visit to her family in Liberia. Sundance hide caption

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A Liberian woman with a mysterious past dwells in limbo in 'Drift'

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A 19th century taste test. Carole Bethuel/IFC Films hide caption

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The 'food' you see on-screen often isn't real food. Not so, in 'The Taste of Things'

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