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"[The West is] about as far from my lived experience as you can imagine," Cumberbatch says. He plays a cattle rancher in Jane Campion's film, The Power of the Dog. Kirsty Griffin /Netflix hide caption

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Benedict Cumberbatch digs into toxic masculinity in 'The Power of the Dog'

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Tina Turner performs with the Ikettes in 1973 in the HBO documentary Tina. Rhonda Graam/HBO Max hide caption

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Great 2021 Music Documentaries We Missed

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Alec Baldwin performs emcee duties at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala in New York on Dec. 9, 2021. The actor has surrendered his cellphone as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Rahim (Amir Jadidi) tries to reconnect with his son (Saleh Karimai) in A Hero. Amir Hossein Shojaei/Amazon Studios hide caption

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A seemingly good deed goes awry in Asghar Farhadi's gripping moral drama 'A Hero'

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Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Joel Coen. Alison Rosa/A24/Apple TV+ hide caption

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Nicole Kidman says being an indoor kid and a bookworm led her to acting

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Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman in Mike Mills' film C'mon C'mon. A24 hide caption

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Kal Penn speaks at the Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park on Sept. 28, 2019. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Actor Kal Penn isn't afraid to take chances, on screen or in life

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Ariana DeBose as Anita and David Alvarez as Bernardo Niko Tavernise/© 2021 20th Century Studios. hide caption

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How choreographer Justin Peck helped reimagine 'West Side Story' for the 21st century

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Sidney Poitier won his first Oscar in 1964 for his role as Homer, the reluctant handyman in Lilies of the Field. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Sir, we loved you: Sidney Poitier dies at 94

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