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Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) and Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) are on the run in Queen & Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas with a screenplay from Lena Waithe. Andre D. Wagner/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Lena Waithe's 'Queen & Slim' Is An Odyssey For The Black Lives Matter Era

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Mame Bineta Sane as Ada in Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story. Netflix hide caption

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'Atlantics' Is A Haunting Refugee Story — Of The Women Left Behind In Senegal

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Tom Hanks stars as Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Hanks watched a lot of Mister Rogers to research the role and found as an adult, you don't really "get it": "Why is it taking so long? What's the big deal? What are these fish?" Lacey Terrell/CTMG hide caption

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Tom Hanks Plays Mister Rogers: Sharing Joy Is 'The Natural State Of Things'

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Jennifer Lee was named chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios following the departure of John Lasseter from the company. She is also the screenwriter and co-director of Frozen II. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Disney Animation Chief Jennifer Lee Is The Queen Behind Elsa And Anna

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"The way the public feels about Tom Hanks has a similar quality to how we feel about Mister Rogers," says director Marielle Heller. But she found that Hanks and Rogers had a very different energy. At the beginning, she tried to "rein Tom's natural buoyancy back and settle him into a kind of zenlike state." Lacey Terrell/Sony Pictures hide caption

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'Beautiful Day' Director On Mister Rogers' 'Radical Notion': Telling Kids The Truth

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In the late 2000s, Robert Pattinson began playing vampire Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight novels. "It was so sudden, it didn't feel real to me at all," he says of the fame. Fadel Senna /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Pattinson Does Not Want To Play An English Prince, Thank You Very Much

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"I will be a storyteller 'till the day I die," Reese Witherspoon says. "It's really what I was born to do." Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner Image hide caption

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'From Book To Script To Screen,' Reese Witherspoon Is Making Roles For Women

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Filmmaker Judd Apatow describes his mentor, the comedian Garry Shandling (above), as a perfectionist: "He just could not just be chill and make it easy on himself. He wanted everything to be amazing." Bonnie Schiffman/HBO hide caption

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After Comic Garry Shandling's Death, Judd Apatow Found Zen In His Diaries

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Rosine Mbakam, left, says she chose to shoot all images and sound herself to maintain an equal relationship with the subjects of her films. Icarus Films hide caption

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In Bong Joon-ho's movie Parasite, the Kim family — which assembles pizza boxes to get by — resides in a semi-basement apartment originally constructed as a nuclear-fallout bunker. Neon/CJ Entertainment hide caption

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The Hit Movie 'Parasite' Puts Basement Structures In Structural Inequality

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Emilia Clarke plays Kate, who works in a year-round Christmas goods store, in Last Christmas, directed by Paul Feig. Jonathan Prime/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Emilia Clarke On 'Last Christmas,' Brexit And Life After 'Game Of Thrones'

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In Netflix's American Son, Kerry Washington plays Kendra Ellis-Connor, a black mother of a black son who's gone missing. David Lee/Netflix hide caption

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In 'American Son,' Kerry Washington Wants You To 'Let Yourself Be In This Nightmare'

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Edward Norton plays detective Lionel Essrog in Motherless Brooklyn, a movie he also directed and wrote. Glen Wilson/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Why Edward Norton Moved 'Motherless Brooklyn' To The New York Of Robert Moses

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Edward Norton On World Cafe

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Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet. Glen Wilson/Focus Features hide caption

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The 'Superhero Journey' Of Harriet Tubman, Now On Film

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François Ozon's By the Grace of God dramatizes the child sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church of Lyon, France. /Courtesy of Music Box Films hide caption

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'People Are Afraid Of Cinema': François Ozon Takes On Church Sexual Abuse

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Naomie Harris stars in the action thriller Black and Blue as a police officer who captures a murder committed by corrupt cops on her body camera. Alan Markfield/Screen Gems hide caption

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What Naomie Harris Had To Do To Be So 'Black And Blue'

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A younger Julie Andrews poses with the Academy Award she won for her role in Mary Poppins. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In Hollywood

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Natalie Portman plays an astronaut whose life begins to come undone following her spaceflight in Lucy in the Sky. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Natalie Portman Is 'Lucy In The Sky,' With An Existential Crisis

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Toni Servillo stars as Silvio Berlusconi in Loro, the biopic movie about Italy's former prime minister. Gianni Fiorito/Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

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An Unauthorized Biopic Of Silvio Berlusconi, Already Stranger Than Fiction

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Antonio Banderas won the best actor award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Pedro Almodóvar's new film, Pain and Glory. Manolo Pavón/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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How A Heart Attack Brought Antonio Banderas Closer To 'Pain And Glory'

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Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili (bottom left) and his wife, filmmaker Fatima Hussaini (top left), with their daughters, Nargis (top right) and Zahra. Courtesy of Oscilloscope hide caption

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A Refugee Family Takes Viewers On A Years-Long Escape In 'Midnight Traveler'

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