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Bonello's film portrays life in a Paris brothel, defined by the distress and hopelessness of the women who work there. IFC Films hide caption

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Orphan Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield and his vivacious new friend Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz) marvel at the magic of the motion picture in Hugo. Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Hugo:' A Dazzling 3-D Display Of Movie Magic

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'Dangerous' minds? Psychoanalyst Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) applies the talking cure to Sabina (Keira Knightley) a young woman diagnosed with what was then called hysteria. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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A Yankee At Court: In My Week with Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) is on location in England with her then-husband, the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), to film The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier. Laurence Cendrowicz/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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A silent-era superstar when we meet him, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) struggles to keep up after Hollywood falls in love with sound. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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In Glorious Black And White, An 'Artist' Falls Silent

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Who, Moi? With a telethon planned to help save the theater, Kermit tries to convince Miss Piggy to give up her Paris fashion-editor job and return to the stage. Scott Garfield/Disney hide caption

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With his companion Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz), Hugo hopes to finish rebuilding an automaton his father had once dreamed of restoring. Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Island Son: George Clooney (left, with Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) navigates tricky territory as a Hawaii man whose wife is on life support. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'The Descendants': In Paradise, A Stranger To Himself

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Double Game: Barcelona-born Juan Pujol Garcia established himself as a German spy — then turned to the British, who called him "Garbo" and used him to feed disinformation to the Nazis. First Run Features hide caption

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The happy couple: Psych! Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) are never (spoiler) going to be happy. Andrew Cooper/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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How The Other Half Lives: When 10-year-old Laure (Zoe Heran) moves to a town where no one knows her, she introduces herself as "Michael" — and spends the summer exploring what it's like to be a boy. Rocket Releasing hide caption

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Astaire, Burns, Allen In 'Distress' In London Town

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Kirsten Dunst's well-planned wedding takes place as a planet called Melancholia heads directly towards Earth. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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