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Is this fictitious civil war closer to reality than we think?

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Gabrielle and Louis (Léa Seydoux and George MacKay) meet in 1910 Paris, 2014 Los Angeles and again in 2044 in The Beast. Carole Bethuel/Kinology hide caption

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'The Beast' jumps from 1910, to 2014, to 2044, tracking fear through the ages

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Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the former armorer of the movie Rust, during her trial in Santa Fe, N.M., on March 6, 2024. Luis Sanchez Saturno/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Kirsten Dunst plays a battle scarred photojournalist in Civil War. Murray Close/A24 hide caption

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'Civil War' is a doomsday thought experiment — that could have used more thinking

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Kirsten Dunst as Lee in Civil War. A24 hide caption

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Nisha Murali in the Apple TV+ documentary film Girls State. Apple TV+ hide caption

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Prince Andrew's 2019 BBC interview is now the subject of a Netflix film. Steve Parsons/AP hide caption

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'A masterclass in how to give terrible answers': Inside that Prince Andrew interview

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'Wait Wait' for April 6, 2024: With Not My Job guest Chris Pine

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Chris Pine tells us where he ranks on the list of Hollywood Chrises

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Dev Patel in Monkey Man. Akhirwan Nurhaidi/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Niels Schneider and Lou de Laâge star in Coup de Chance. GRAVIER PRODUCTIONS hide caption

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'Coup de Chance' is a typical Woody Allen film — with one appalling final detail

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Carol Duarte and Josh O'Connor in La Chimera. Neon hide caption

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'La Chimera' is marvelous — right up to its most magical ending

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Women's college basketball is hot, says now-retired WBNA player Sue Bird (shown here in 2022). "If you liked us in college, why didn't you follow us to the WNBA? It is probably one of the more interesting and maybe more difficult questions to answer." Steph Chambers/Getty Images hide caption

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Why haven't NCAA fans always followed the WNBA? Sue Bird has her theories

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Ron Livingston in Office Space. Getty Images hide caption

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A hand holding a phone displaying the Tik Tok logo; U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Ed Tilly/The State Media Company hide caption

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