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'Tis The Season For 'Anna And The Apocalypse,' The New Zom-Com Musical

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First-time actress Yalitza Aparicio plays Cleo, the live-in housekeeper and nanny of a middle-class Mexican family, in Roma. Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix hide caption

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Overly Orchestrated 'Roma' Is An Epic Of Everyday Life In Mexico

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Here We Come A-Shambling: Ella Hunt plays Anna, a young woman caught in a zombie outbreak that's got a good beat and is easy to dance to, in Anna and the Apocalypse. Gerardo Jaconelli/Orion Pictures hide caption

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Tom Schiller plays artist Kurt Barnert, a character modeled on Gerhard Richter, in this old-fashioned melodrama from writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Fall Movie Review: 'Ballad Of Buster Scruggs,' And 'At Eternity's Gate'

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Royal Intrigue Fuels Eccentric Comedy Of Manners, 'The Favourite'

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Are You Hitting The Theaters This Season? Here's What Movies To Look For

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Director Alfonso Cuarón Reimagines His Mexican Childhood In 'Roma'

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Sumptuous And Gloriously Alive, 'The Favourite' Is The Best Costume Drama In Ages

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Summer (Zoe Renee) comes to terms with her mother's new faith in Jinn, one of only a handful of films to deal with the experience of being young, female and black in America. Orion Classics hide caption

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