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In High Flying Bird, directed by Steven Soderbergh with a screenplay from Tarell Alvin McCraney, André Holland plays Ray Burke — a sports agent with a scheme to shake up the NBA. Peter Andrews/Netflix hide caption

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'High Flying Bird': In An NBA Lockout, An Agent Shoots His Shot

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As in Dan Gilroy's previous film, Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the comedy-horror hybrid Velvet Buzzsaw. Gyllenhaal plays an art critic named Morf, while Zawe Ashton plays gallery assistant Josephina. Claudette Barius/Netflix hide caption

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Both Satire And Slasher, 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Sends Up Contemporary Art

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Composer Nicholas Britell says cellos were central to the score he wrote for If Beale Street Could Talk (starring Stephan James and KiKi Layne, above): "The cellos really became for us this symbol of love, because the movie is about love and injustice." Tatum Mangus /Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Beale Street' And 'Vice' Composer Isn't Afraid To Play The 'Wrong' Notes

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Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy in the film Stan & Ollie. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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John C. Reilly On The Comedy Of Laurel And Hardy: 'It's Almost Like A Ballet'

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Billy McFarland in a screenshot from FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. Netflix hide caption

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Fyre Festival Documentary Shows 'Perception And Reality' Of Infamous Concert Flop

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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart speaks onstage at the Academy Awards in 2016. Hart was slated to host the 2019 Oscars but withdrew after he was criticized for controversial jokes he made in 2010. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Kevin Hart Says Comedy's Full Of 'Flawed But Funny' People, Himself Included

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Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex. Jonathan Wenk/Focus Features hide caption

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'On The Basis Of Sex' Follows A Fiery Young Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Kathryn Hahn attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations screening of "Private Life" at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on November 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images hide caption

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Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in Vice. The film, which was written and directed by Adam McKay, has been nominated for six Golden Globe Awards. Greig Fraser/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Vice' Traces Dick Cheney's Ascent From Yale Dropout To Political Power Player

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In Ben Is Back, Julia Roberts plays a mother whose son, an opioid addict, unexpectedly returns home on Christmas Eve. Mark Schafer/Courtesy of LD Entertainment/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Julia Roberts Has An Unexpected Christmas Guest In 'Ben Is Back'

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Jennifer Lopez says women are increasingly realizing: "We have worth, and value, and that we deserve everything that we want." (Above) Lopez performs during the 2018 American Music Awards on Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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How Jennifer Lopez Fought For Her 'Second Act'

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Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) is back in service at the Banks' home in Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the 1964 classic. Courtesy of Disney hide caption

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Emily Blunt's 'Mary Poppins' Is As Magical And Mysterious As Ever

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Regina King stars as Sharon, the mother of embattled young lover Tish, If Beale Street Could Talk. Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Black Love In All Its Different Ways': Regina King On Her 'Beale Street' Role

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Richard E. Grant plays Jack Hock, the sidekick to literary forger Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Mary Cybulski/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Richard E. Grant Barely Survived Childhood. Now He's Thriving As An Actor

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In Anna and the Apocalypse, Ella Hunt plays the titular teenager Anna, who fends off a zombie invasion in song. Gerardo Jaconelli/Orion Pictures hide caption

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'Anna And The Apocalypse': The Scottish Zombie Christmas High School Musical

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Stephan James and KiKi Layne star as Fonny and Tish, the couple at the center of If Beale Street Could Talk. The movie is director Barry Jenkins' adaptation of a James Baldwin novel of the same name. Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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Director Barry Jenkins Talks On Behalf Of 'Beale Street'

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Bradley Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a musician struggling with addiction, in A Star Is Born. Peter Lindbergh/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Bradley Cooper Learned To Sing, Direct And Talk Deeply For 'A Star Is Born'

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Margot Robbie stars as Queen Elizabeth I in the film Mary Queen of Scots. "Right now we're making a push — I feel more than I've ever experienced — to have more women in leadership roles," Robbie says. Liam Daniel/Focus Features hide caption

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The Cost Of Being Queen: 'Mary' Explores The Sacrifices Of Women In Power

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In The Front Runner, Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart, whose 1987 presidential campaign was swiftly derailed by reports of an extramarital affair. Frank Masi/Sony Pictures hide caption

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What 'The Front Runner' And Gary Hart Tell Us About Political Theater Today

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Mahershala Ali as musician Donald Shirley in Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly. Universal Pictures, Participant, and DreamWorks hide caption

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'Green Book' Is About Race — And Also Friendship, Class And Masculinity

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