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Set almost entirely in a Tehran apartment, where the action unspools virtually in real time, Nima Javidi's unnerving debut takes an incredibly relatable premise and invites audiences to speculate…
On a planet no one's ever heard of, three species no one cares about are caught in a genocidal battle for reasons no one understands. These are the so-called "Garm Wars."
At last year's Cesar Awards, three of the top contenders for France's top film prize — specifically, "Blue Is the Warmest Color," "Stranger by the Lake" and "Me, Myself and Mum" — centered on LGBT…
This mesmerizing period piece, which nobly seeks to grasp the spiritual dimension of young Abraham Lincoln's formative early years, splits its attention between heaven and earth.
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A Japanese teen manages to stop an alien infection before it spreads to his brain, but is then forced to coexist with the mutant creature when it takes control of his right arm.
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