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Feb 21, 2024

Star Directors Buy Historic Village Theater in Los Angeles
Concerned about the future of moviegoing in the filmmaking capital, Jason Reitman and a group of distinguished directors purchased the historic Village Theater in Westwood.

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Feb 21, 2024

Danielle Brooks Has an Oscar Nomination. So Why Is She in Mourning?
As she tries to find her place in Hollywood, the "Color Purple" stage and screen star bids an emotional goodbye to a character she has lived with for nearly a decade.

New York Times Movies
Feb 21, 2024

‘Becoming King' Review: An Actor Marches On
This documentary about Ava DuVernay's 2014 Martin Luther King drama "Selma" plays more like a David Oyelowo tribute than a proper look at the difficulties of making the film.

New York Times Movies
Feb 21, 2024

Interview: Timothée Chalamet and Denis Villeneuve on the ‘Dune' Films
With "Part Two" hitting theaters, they discuss another potential sequel, the impossible quest for onscreen perfection and those infamous popcorn buckets.

New York Times Movies
Feb 21, 2024

A Film Festival in the Back of a Taxi
The TaxiFilmFest is partly a protest over the miserable state of Berlin's taxi industry. But it's also a celebration of the cab's iconic place in the urban cultural landscape.

New York Times Movies
Feb 21, 2024

Sandra Hüller, Uneasy in the Spotlight
A best actress nomination changes everything — Sandra Hüller knows that. She just isn't sure that's a good thing.

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Feb 21, 2024

Armorer Who Loaded Gun in Alec Baldwin Shooting Faces Trial: What to Know
The armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the film "Rust." She has pleaded not guilty.

New York Times Movies
Feb 21, 2024

‘Lumumba: Death of a Prophet': Revisiting a Mythic Figure
The 1990 documentary about Patrice Lumumba by Raoul Peck ("I Am Not Your Negro"), showing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, looks and feels newly minted.

New York Times Movies
Feb 21, 2024

‘Mister Organ,' ‘Destroyer' and More Streaming Gems
Con artists and ghost stories are among our recommendations from the subscription streaming services this month.

New York Times Movies
Feb 21, 2024

"Poor Things," the Weird Movie, Was "Poor Things" the Weird Novel, First
The Oscar-nominated film is based on a 1992 book by the prolific Scotsman Alasdair Gray. Beloved by writers, "that's not the same as being widely read," says one of them.

New York Times Movies
Feb 20, 2024

Sam Mendes to Direct Four Beatles Films
The Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes was given full rights to the band's music and their life stories for the unusual quartet of films, planned for 2027.

New York Times Movies
Feb 20, 2024

Sam Mendes to Direct 4 Beatles Biopics, a Film on Each Bandmate
The Oscar-winning filmmaker was given full rights to the band's music and their life stories for the unusual quartet of films, planned for 2027.

New York Times Movies
Feb 20, 2024

In ‘Ready to Sell Out,' Mike Epps Moves Past the Beefs
His new special nods at his past resentment of Kevin Hart and others. It's part of a stand-up tradition of feuds like the ones fueled by Katt Williams.

New York Times Movies
Feb 20, 2024

Zelda Williams, Daughter of Robin, on ‘Lisa Frankenstein'
As the director of "Lisa Frankenstein," she embraced a tale in which no one was concerned whether grief was palatable to others.

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Feb 19, 2024

Juliette Binoche on Working With Benoît Magimel in "The Taste of Things."
The star of "The Taste of Things" explains why working with her former romantic partner Benoît Magimel was freeing, and weighs in on an Oscar controversy.

New York Times Movies
Feb 19, 2024

What Exactly Is Jennifer Lopez's "This Is Me ... Now: A Love Story"?
Yes, Ben Affleck is in it, as are many of J. Lo's famous friends. Here's what to know about "This Is Me … Now: A Love Story."

New York Times Movies
Feb 19, 2024

If You Liked ‘Saltburn,' Consider This Much Better Movie
"The Dreamers," Bernardo Bertolucci's notorious 2004 coming-of-age drama, pushes the same buttons, but it makes serious points along the way.

New York Times Movies
Feb 19, 2024

How Flight Attendants Fought Back Against Sexism in the Airline Industry
Decades ago, "stewardesses" earned less than men, couldn't get married or gain weight, and had to retire at 32. A key figure in a landmark lawsuit looks back at a not-so-golden era.

New York Times Movies
Feb 18, 2024

BAFTA Awards 2024 Winners: ‘Oppenheimer' Sweeps
"The Holdovers" and "Poor Things" were also honored at the British equivalent of the Oscars, while "Saltburn" and "Barbie" left empty-handed.

New York Times Movies
Feb 18, 2024

Cold Plunges and Cuddling With Cats: Photographing the ‘Great Performers'
What do celebrities do in their downtime? A new project by The New York Times Magazine captures the awards season's buzziest actors in their element.

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Feb 17, 2024

How ‘Madame Web' Actress Isabela Merced Keeps Herself Off Her Phone
The "Madame Web" actress unwinds with the help of Sudoku, Legos and the occasional psychology video on YouTube.

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Feb 16, 2024

The Documentary Aleksei Navalny Knew We'd Watch After His Death
The Oscar-winning film followed the dissident after an attempt on his life. It played like a thriller at the time; today it feels even more chilling.

New York Times Movies
Feb 16, 2024

What Exactly Is Jennifer Lopez's "This Is Me ... Now: A Love Story?"
Yes, Ben Affleck is in it, as are many of J. Lo's famous friends. Here's what to know about "This Is Me … Now: A Love Story."

New York Times Movies
Feb 16, 2024

Which Oscar Snubs Still Make You Mad? We Want to Know.
Greta Gerwig wasn't the first omission to tick us off. Are you still stewing over "Pulp Fiction" losing to "Forrest Gump" or Marilyn Monroe never getting a nod? Tell us more.

New York Times Movies
Feb 16, 2024

‘Killers of the Flower Moon' | Anatomy of a Scene
The director Martin Scorsese narrates a sequence from his film, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Feb 16, 2024

Martin Scorsese Narrates a Scene From ‘Killers of the Flower Moon'
The director narrates a "circular ballet" sequence where Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Ernest Burkhart, is taken in for questioning.

New York Times Movies
Feb 16, 2024

Five Science Fiction Movies to Stream Now
Mad scientists, demanding aliens and paranoid androids make up this month's science fiction streaming picks.

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Feb 16, 2024

8 Documentaries About True Love and Relationships
These movies go beyond examining a relationship to reveal the glories, discontents and more about romance.

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Feb 16, 2024

Tobias Menzies on ‘The Crown' and His Role in ‘The Hunt'
The British actor excels at playing reserve, and what roils beneath, on "The Crown." And now he brings that stoicism to "The Hunt," onstage in Brooklyn.

New York Times Movies
Feb 16, 2024

How Kingsley Ben-Adir Became Bob Marley
Despite little outward resemblance, the actor worked for months to get the look, sound and movement right for the new film "Bob Marley: One Love."

New York Times Movies
Feb 16, 2024

The Best True Crime to Stream: Viral Stories With a Twist
What happens when widespread attention plays an unexpected role in a crime or investigation? Here are four picks across television, documentaries and podcasts that explore the question.

New York Times Movies
Feb 16, 2024

Life Imitates Art as a ‘Master and Margarita' Movie Stirs Russia
An American director's adaptation of the beloved novel is resonating with moviegoers, who may recognize some similarities in its satire of authoritarian rule.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

‘The Arc of Oblivion' Review: Trying to Stop a Future Tide
A documentary about building an ark turns into a funny, thoughtful rumination on the nature of human preservation.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

‘The 2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films' Review: Small Running Times, Large Themes
Many of this year's films take a darker turn, but there is some levity among the bunch.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

‘Monolith' Review: Friend of the Pod People
Lily Sullivan plays a podcaster investigating a supernatural mystery in this thriller from Matt Vesely.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

‘Onlookers' Review: Portraits of Picture Takers
This experimental nonfiction feature from Kimi Takesue aims to reflect on travel and tourism in Laos, but offers few striking images.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

‘Land of Bad' Review: Tech Ops in the Jungle
Fighters on the ground, assisted by drone pilots, including Russell Crowe, half a world away — in Las Vegas.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

‘God & Country' Review: One Nation, Under the Cross
Dan Partland's blunt documentary follows the rise of Christian nationalist voters and argues that they threaten pluralism and democracy.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

‘Poor Things' Choreographer Uses Dance to Tell the Story
Constanza Macras, founder of the Berlin dance company DorkyPark, uses "dance as a function, as a language," in her work, be it for the stage or the screen.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

Jaime King Is On a Journey
The actress and '90s model formerly known as James is ready to talk about her future as well as her past.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

‘Wham!' Documentary Had an Unusual Choice for a Director
The director Chris Smith was not a fan of the '80s pop band when he decided to take on the project about George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.

New York Times Movies
Feb 15, 2024

At the Berlin Film Festival, Tension Onscreen and Behind the Scenes
The final edition overseen by a pair of once celebrated festival directors starts Thursday. Their successor will face financial headwinds and political hurdles.

New York Times Movies
Feb 14, 2024

‘Bleeding Love' Review: Ewan and Clara McGregor, on the Road
Ewan McGregor plays father to his real-life daughter Clara McGregor in this indie road-trip movie that's also a meandering journey to healing.

New York Times Movies
Feb 14, 2024

‘Madame Web' Review: Dakota Johnson Can't Save This Spidey Spinoff
The actress stars as a clairvoyant in the latest entry to the Spider-Man franchise, using her charm to rise above this flat, predictable movie.

New York Times Movies
Feb 14, 2024

How ‘The Greatest Night in Pop' Got the '80s Right
The Netflix documentary revels in nostalgia. But the heart of the film spotlights the relationships between the pop superstars who recorded "We Are the World."

New York Times Movies
Feb 14, 2024

‘Bob Marley: One Love' Review: Mostly Positive Vibes
This patchy biopic lauds the Marley of dormitory posters, a snapshot of a lifestyle hero who is always the coolest guy in the room.

New York Times Movies
Feb 13, 2024

‘Players' Review: Running the Rom-Com Playbook
Gina Rodriguez stars in a Netflix movie that recalls the charms of the genre's heyday.

New York Times Movies
Feb 13, 2024

These Grandmas Are Going to the Oscars
In the documentary short "Nai Nai & Wài Pó," Sean Wang chronicles the inner lives of his grandmothers. Now, the film is nominated for an Academy Award.

New York Times Movies
Feb 13, 2024

Jeffrey Wright on ‘American Fiction'
The veteran has played everything from an artist to a general to a professor, the role in "American Fiction" that finally landed him an Oscar nomination.

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Feb 13, 2024

‘Upgraded' Review: Faking It That She's Made It
Camila Mendes plays a broke assistant posing as an art world bigwig in this slyly charming romantic comedy.

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Feb 13, 2024

‘The Space Race' Review: Why Was NASA So White?
The days of shooting for the stars, interpreted through the stories of people of color whose aspirations were repeatedly thwarted.

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Feb 13, 2024

Book Review: ‘What Have We Here?,' by Billy Dee Williams
His charming memoir "What Have We Here?" traces the path from a Harlem childhood to "Star Wars," while lamenting the roles that never came his way.

New York Times Movies
Feb 12, 2024

Oscar Nominees Luncheon 2024: Best Looks and the ‘Anatomy of a Fall' Dog
In a ballroom full of A-listers in Beverly Hills, the Border collie from "Anatomy of a Fall" had the stars lining up to meet him.

New York Times Movies
Feb 12, 2024

Second City Expands to New York
The improv comedy institution is under new ownership after missteps, and now it has a gleaming new home in Williamsburg.

New York Times Movies
Feb 12, 2024

How GKids Became the A24 of Animation
The small distributor has outsize influence because it handles Studio Ghibli films in the United States. Its titles have earned 13 Oscar nods.

New York Times Movies
Feb 11, 2024

Robert Downey Jr. and Christopher Nolan on ‘Oppenheimer.'
These Oscar nominees for "Oppenheimer" met years ago, but the director had no plans to cast this star then, noting, "I was also a little afraid of you."

New York Times Movies
Feb 11, 2024

Book Review: "Cocktails With George and Martha" by Philip Gefter
With Burton and Taylor as stars and a writer and director feuding, adapting the scabrous play wasn't easy. "Cocktails With George and Martha" pours out the details.

New York Times Movies
Feb 11, 2024

Christopher Nolan Wins DGA Award, Putting Him on Track for the Oscar
After four losses, this is the first guild victory for the "Oppenheimer" director. Winners there have won the Academy Award 18 of the last 20 times.

New York Times Movies
Feb 11, 2024

Christopher Nolan Wins DGA Award
After four losses, this is the first guild victory for the "Oppenheimer" director. Winners there have won the Academy Award 18 of the last 20 times.

New York Times Movies
Feb 10, 2024

Daisy Ridley Loves Every Single Track of This Stormzy Album
When the star of the film "Sometimes I Think About Dying" listens to "This Is What I Mean," she says, "I don't shuffle it, nothing. It's perfect."

New York Times Movies
Feb 09, 2024

Harmony Korine's ‘Aggro Dr1ft' Makes Los Angeles Debut
Critics panned "Aggro Dr1ft," but the film found its intended audience in a surreal experience at a Los Angeles strip club.

New York Times Movies
Feb 09, 2024

New True Crime: ‘Lover, Stalker, Killer' and ‘Mostly Harmless'
Two new movies reflect the range of quality in the booming genre. They also raise questions about why we are drawn to such stories.

New York Times Movies
Feb 09, 2024

Five International Movies to Stream Now
This month's picks include a decades-spanning Chinese drama, a thriller about a teenage immigrant in Canada, an absurdist French crime comedy and more.

New York Times Movies
Feb 09, 2024

‘The Monk and the Gun' Review: A Political Fable in a Faraway Land
This feature follows two monks in Bhutan, often portrayed as a Shangri-La, as the country readies for its first democratic elections.

New York Times Movies
Feb 09, 2024

Five Black Romantic Movies to Stream
For Valentine's Day and Black History Month, watch these selections that brim with Black love, heartache and desire from across the diaspora.

New York Times Movies
Feb 09, 2024

In ‘The Taste of Things,' the Food Was Prepared by the Actors
"The Taste of Things" didn't use cooking doubles, but a pro offscreen helped guide the stars. Getting the meals right was everything to the director Tran Anh Hung.

New York Times Movies
Feb 08, 2024

Jonathan Majors Had History of Abuse in Relationships, Women Say
The actor denied physical abuse. Separately, he said he wasn't told of accusations of misbehavior on the set of "Lovecraft Country."

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Feb 08, 2024

Academy Awards Announces New Oscar for Achievement in Casting
After decades of lobbying from the casting field, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is adding its first new award category since 2001.

New York Times Movies
Feb 08, 2024

‘The Monk and the Gun' Review: A Satirical Fable in a Faraway Land
This feature follows two monks in Bhutan, often portrayed as a Shangri-La, as the country readies for its first democratic elections.

New York Times Movies
Feb 08, 2024

‘Here' Review: A Celebration of Connection
In Bas Devos's muted and luminous Belgian drama, two lonely souls repeatedly encounter each other.

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Feb 08, 2024

‘They Called Him Mostly Harmless' Review: Digital Sleuthing
In this schematic HBO true-crime documentary, amateur detectives take the lead in the quest to identify the body of a male hiker.

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Feb 08, 2024

‘Cobweb' Review: A Film Within a Director's Cinematic Ego Trip
Kim Jee-woon toys with the absurdity of filmmaking itself in this story of a director compelled to take his cast and crew captive to shoot one more scene.

New York Times Movies
Feb 08, 2024

‘Drift' Review: Cynthia Erivo Keeps a Breakdown at Bay
Anthony Chen's quiet character study follows a traumatized Liberian woman (Cynthia Erivo) on a Greek island who befriends an American tour guide (Alia Shawkat).

New York Times Movies
Feb 08, 2024

‘Out of Darkness' Review: Prime Evil
A Stone Age tribe is hunted by an unseen entity in this wondrously atmospheric survival thriller, which unfolds in a fictional language.

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Feb 08, 2024

‘Marmalade' Review: Getting Out of a Jam
Joe Keery plays a seeming dupe in a crime movie that plays dumb, then tries to play smart, but only becomes dumber.

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Feb 08, 2024

‘Lover, Stalker, Killer' Review: True Crime With Lots of Twists
This documentary directed by Sam Hobkinson focuses on a jump back into the dating pool that soon turns horrific.

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Feb 08, 2024

‘Molli and Max in the Future' Review: Love, Interplanetary Style
This rom-com brings futuristic absurdity and nimble timing to a comfort-food story line of friends turned soul mates.

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Feb 08, 2024

‘Lisa Frankenstein' Review: When Mom Finds Out, You're So Dead
A little too enamored of its own references, this teen horror-comedy feels a bit misshapen but still delivers some light fun.

New York Times Movies
Feb 08, 2024

‘Suncoast' Review: How to Act When Your Brother Has Brain Cancer
Laura Chinn's promising feature debut fictionalizes an excruciating experience: her brother's slow death at the same time as Terri Schiavo's ordeal.

New York Times Movies
Feb 08, 2024

‘Ennio' Review: Morricone and His Mastery of Film Scores
A lively, absorbing documentary about the Italian composer whose music is featured in hundreds of movies, from "A Fistful of Dollars" to "Kill Bill."

New York Times Movies
Feb 08, 2024

‘The Taste of Things' Review: Love, Loss and Loins of Veal
Juliette Binoche stars in an instant culinary classic that exquisitely captures the kitchen's bittersweet blessing.

New York Times Movies
Feb 07, 2024

Taylor Swift Heading to Disney and ‘Moana' Sequel to Theaters
The pop star's hit "Eras Tour" concert film hits the streaming service next month, part of the company's attempt to revitalize its entertainment lineup.

New York Times Movies
Feb 07, 2024

Taylor Swift's ‘Eras Tour' to Stream on Disney
The pop star's hit "Eras Tour" concert film hits the streaming service next month, part of the company's attempt to revitalize its entertainment lineup.

New York Times Movies
Feb 07, 2024

Da'Vine Joy Randolph: Major Prizes, Major Attention, Major Unease
The "Holdovers" star sometimes feels overwhelmed by the glare of the spotlight. "In a very otherworldly way, my entire world has changed."

New York Times Movies
Feb 07, 2024

‘Perfect Days' Review: Hanging On
Directed by Wim Wenders, this Oscar-nominated Japanese drama gently excavates the life of a toilet cleaner, and the shadows that lurk inside.

New York Times Movies
Feb 06, 2024

Sandra Milo, 90, Who Had Star Turns in Fellini Films, Dies
She was called Fellini's muse. She claimed she was his lover. In a long career, she was best known for her performances in his movies "8 ½" and "Juliet of the Spirits."

New York Times Movies
Feb 06, 2024

Tyne Daly Withdraws From ‘Doubt' on Broadway, Citing Health
Amy Ryan will replace her in the show, which also stars Liev Schreiber and began previews on Saturday.

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Feb 06, 2024

Clyde Taylor, Literary Scholar Who Elevated Black Cinema, Dies at 92
A leading figure in the field of Black studies in the 1970s, he identified work by Black filmmakers as worthy of serious intellectual attention.

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Feb 06, 2024

Keith McNally, of Balthazar, Discusses His Filmmaking Past
Hundreds of moviegoers went to rare screenings of the New York restaurateur's little-known 1990 film. Afterward, he treated them to half-price dinners at Balthazar and Minetta Tavern.

New York Times Movies
Feb 04, 2024

Wim Wenders' Movie ‘Perfect Days': How Tokyo Toilets Got a Starring Role
A behind-the-scenes look at "Perfect Days," which features Koji Yakusho as a cleaner of public bathrooms in Tokyo.

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Feb 04, 2024

How Toilets Got a Starring Role in a Wim Wenders Movie
A behind-the-scenes look at "Perfect Days," which features Koji Yakusho as a cleaner of public bathrooms in Tokyo.

New York Times Movies
Feb 02, 2024

Watch Carl Weathers Memorable Performances: ‘Rocky,' ‘Star Wars' and More
Whether dressed in American flag shorts or dirty fatigues, the versatile actor, best known as Apollo Creed in the "Rocky" movies, always made an impression.

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Feb 02, 2024

Carl Weathers, Who Played Apollo Creed in ‘Rocky' Movies, Dies at 76
The onetime football player played a host of roles in an acting career that lasted more than four decades.

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Feb 02, 2024

Carl Weathers, Who Played Apollo Creed in the ‘Rocky' Movies, Dies at 76
The onetime football player played a host of roles in an acting career that lasted more than four decades.

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Feb 02, 2024

Don Murray, a Star in Films That Took on Social Issues, Dies at 94
An Oscar-nominated role opposite Marilyn Monroe in "Bus Stop" led to a long career in film and TV and onstage, in productions that grappled with race, drugs, homosexuality and more.

New York Times Movies
Feb 02, 2024

Sean Wang Lives His ‘Fairy Tale' at Sundance
Sean Wang, a first-time director, received an audience award for his coming-of-age film, "Didi." He also got the ultimate prize: a distribution deal.

New York Times Movies
Feb 02, 2024

Sandra Milo, Who Had Star Turns in Fellini Films, Dies at 90
She was called Fellini's muse. She claimed she was his lover. In a long career, she was best known for her performances in his movies "8 ½" and "Juliet of the Spirits."

New York Times Movies
Feb 02, 2024

Five Horror Movies to Stream Now
This month's picks are about being trapped: in a relationship, in a trunk and by Nazi demons.

New York Times Movies
Feb 02, 2024

Jack Jennings, P.O.W. Who Helped Build Burma Railway, Dies at 104
He was captured by the Japanese in Singapore and was one of thousands of prisoners whose hardships were the basis for the film "The Bridge on the River Kwai."

New York Times Movies
Feb 02, 2024

5 Children's Movies to Stream Now
This month's picks include a DreamWorks Animation film about the unpredictability of life and a fantastical mystery about hope.

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