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In her first starring role on the big screen, comedic actress Jillian Bell of 22 Jump Street and Rough Night plays Brittany, an unhappy and directionless ticket-taker who decides to make a change — by running a marathon. Amazon hide caption

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Gemma Arterton (left) and Elizabeth Debicki (right) star as socialite Vita Sackville-West and novelist Virginia Woolf in this true story about the love affair behind one of Woolf's greatest works. IFC Films hide caption

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Kirill Mikhanovsky directs this dark comedy about a young Russian-American man (Chris Galust, pictured here with Lauren 'Lolo' Spencer) driving a medical transport van around Milwaukee. Music Box Films hide caption

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When her doctor suggests she lose some weight, Brittany (Jillian Bell) takes up running in Brittany Runs A Marathon. Courtesy of Amazon Studios hide caption

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'Brittany Runs A Marathon' Is Formulaic, But Victorious At The Finish Line

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Come out, come out, wherever you are! In Ready or Not, a bride takes on her new husband's wealthy, murderous family in a twisted game of hide and seek. Eric Zachanowich/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Cate Blanchett stars as Bernadette Fox, a once-legendary architect who hasn't built anything in decades, in Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Wilson Webb/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Bernadette' Is A Stirring Tribute To A Woman Rediscovering Her True Calling

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Danish journalist and TV personality Mads Brügger is on the hunt for evidence in this comic documentary about the 1961 death of United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. Tore Vollan/Danish Film Institute hide caption

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Come on, rise up! Blinded by the Light follows first-generation British teen Javed (Viveik Kalra, center) as he discovers hope and Bruce Springsteen in 1980s Britain. Nick Wall/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Good Boys is a raunch-filled, F-bomb-laden, almost-coming-of-age comedy directed by Gene Stupnitsky and produced by (shocker) Seth Rogen. Ed Araquel/Universal hide caption

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The documentary One Child Nation examines the consequences of the decades-long one-child policy in China. Amazon Studios hide caption

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'One Child Nation' Documentary Explores The Dark Side Of Chinese Policy

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Beekeeper Hatidze Muratova lives in a ruggedly mountainous area of Macedonia. She has a simple rule: When you harvest honey, you only take half — and leave the other half for the bees. Neon hide caption

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The Beekeeper Of 'Honeyland' Knows All Too Well: Respect Nature, Or Get Stung

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In After the Wedding, Michelle Williams plays Isabel, who runs an orphanage in India. Vir Pachisia plays Jai, the boy beside her. Kevin Nunes/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Michelle Williams On Economic Inequality In Her New Movie — And Her Career

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The Jaws shark "Bruce" is ready for his closeup. Troy Harvey/Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hide caption

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'Jaws' Shark Gets His Bite Back: A Love Story

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Hell(s Kitchen) hath no fury like a mob wife scorned: (L-R) Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish, and Melissa McCarthy star in New Line Cinema's drama The Kitchen. Alison Cohen Rosa/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham joke, flex, and beat up bad guys in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Frank Masi/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker sits near an editing station showing images of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000. Pennebaker, who died on Aug. 1, is most famous for his film Don't Look Back, a critically acclaimed chronicle of Dylan's three-week 1965 British tour. KATHY WILLENS/Associated Press hide caption

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Cate Blanchett stars as a mom on the run in the new movie adaptation of Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Wilson Webb hide caption

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'Bernadette' Is A Cautionary Tale About Putting Creativity Aside After Kids

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