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Cate Blanchett stars as Bernadette Fox, a once-legendary architect who hasn't built anything in decades, in Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Wilson Webb/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Bernadette' Is A Stirring Tribute To A Woman Rediscovering Her True Calling

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Bollywood Meets Bruce Springsteen In 'Blinded By The Light'

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Danish journalist and TV personality Mads Brügger is on the hunt for evidence in this comic documentary about the 1961 death of United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. Tore Vollan/Danish Film Institute hide caption

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Come on, rise up! Blinded by the Light follows first-generation British teen Javed (Viveik Kalra, center) as he discovers hope and Bruce Springsteen in 1980s Britain. Nick Wall/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Beekeeper Hatidze Muratova lives in a ruggedly mountainous area of Macedonia. She has a simple rule: When you harvest honey, you only take half — and leave the other half for the bees. Neon hide caption

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The Beekeeper Of 'Honeyland' Knows All Too Well: Respect Nature, Or Get Stung

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Hell(s Kitchen) hath no fury like a mob wife scorned: (L-R) Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish, and Melissa McCarthy star in New Line Cinema's drama The Kitchen. Alison Cohen Rosa/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr., center) is an athletic and popular star student in director Julius Onah's film, based on J.C. Lee's play. Jon Pack/NEON hide caption

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Is This Star Student A Saint Or A Sociopath?: 'Luce'

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Kelvin Harrison Jr. (center) plays a former child soldier who lives with his adoptive family in Virginia and winds up in conflict with his high school history teacher (Octavia Spencer, left) and adoptive mother (Naomi Watts). Jon Pack/Cinetic Media hide caption

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A High School Star Isn't What He Seems In The Psychological Drama 'Luce'

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"Aisling Franciosi gives a performance of trembling brilliance as Clare, an Irish convict ... at a remote British military outpost in Tasmania." Kasia Ladczuk/Sundance Institute hide caption

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