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Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in Dune: Part Two. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Enzo Vogrincic as Numa in Society of the Snow, one of five films nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature. Quim Vives/Netflix hide caption

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Cillian Murphy in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer. Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pictures hide caption

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

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Working Title / Focus Features

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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Les Films Pelléas

Jennifer Lopez in This Is Me...Now: A Love Story. Courtesy of Prime hide caption

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Courtesy of Prime

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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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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Hirayama (Kōji Yakusho) sits with his niece Niko (Arisa Nakano) in Perfect Days. MASTER MIND Ltd hide caption

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How to have 'Perfect Days' in a flawed world — this film embraces beauty all around

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Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman in Parks and Recreation. NBC / Alamy hide caption

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NBC / Alamy

Juliette Binoche prepares one elaborate dish after another in The Taste of Things. Stéphanie Branchu/IFC Films Release hide caption

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'The Taste of Things' is a sizzling romance and foodie feast — but don't go in hungry

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Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton in Lisa Frankenstein. Michele K. Short/Focus Features hide caption

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Bryce Dallas Howard stars in Argylle. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Universal Pictures

Saoirse Ronan in The Outrun. The Outrun Film Ltd - Roy Imer./Sundance Institute hide caption

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Sundance Festival breakthroughs of 2024: Here are 14 new films to look forward to

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Naíma Sentíes and Montserrat Marañon in Tótem. Limerencia hide caption

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'Tótem' invites you to a family birthday party — but Death has RSVP'd, too

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Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie star in Barbie. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'Barbie' invites you into a Dream House stuffed with existential angst

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