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Fran Strine's doc 'Hired Gun' listens to the unknown sidemen who make some of the world's biggest hits.

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Posted: June 28, 2017, 7:37 pm

Patrick Shen's documentary explores the beneficial effects of silence on our lives.

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Posted: June 28, 2017, 3:32 pm

Daniel Kaufman's documentary, 'Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story,' profiles Sean Combs and traces the rise of his history-making record label.

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Posted: June 28, 2017, 3:25 pm

Elisa Schlott, Hassan Akkouch and 'Love Actually's' Heike Makatsch headline 'Strange Daughter,' the sophomore feature from German director Stephan Lacant.

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Posted: June 28, 2017, 1:52 pm

The second feature film from 'Les Revenants' creator Fabrice Gobert, 'K.O.' stars Laurent Lafitte and Chiara Mastroianni in a twisted tale of corporate greed and alternate realities.

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Posted: June 27, 2017, 7:25 am

Director Tetsuo Shinohara ('Stakeout,' 'Terminal') champions art and nature over despotism in 'Flower and Sword,' a 16th century Japanese tale of monks and shoguns.

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Posted: June 26, 2017, 7:35 pm

Andy Serkis returns as reluctant rebel leader Caesar, facing a threateneed homeland and a new human challenge fronted by Woody Harrelson in 'War for the Planet of the Apes,' Fox's third entry in the blockbuster sci-fi reboot.

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Posted: June 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

Irrfan Khan brings the story of a family break-up to life in director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's Indian-Bangladeshi coproduction, 'No Bed of Roses.'

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Posted: June 26, 2017, 12:27 pm

More than five decades after her stellar turn as a model soldier in 'The Red Detachment of Women,' Chinese actress Zhu Xijuan returns in 'A Loner,' Xing Xiao's film about a pensioner's solitary existence in Beijing.

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Posted: June 25, 2017, 9:26 am

Alan Cumming stars as a New York veteran of the AIDS wars feeling left behind by the evolution of the gay community in Vincent Gagliostro's intergenerational drama, 'After Louie.'

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Posted: June 25, 2017, 2:33 am

Cosplay prostitutes, gay cowboys and dry humor fill the Brooklyn-curated shorts program 'Nitehawk Shorts Festival Selects.'

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Posted: June 24, 2017, 1:26 pm

Jennifer M. Kroot's affectionate portrait, 'The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,' traces the author's evolution from proud son of Southern conservatives to chronicler of alternative San Francisco through the 1970s and '80s.

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Posted: June 24, 2017, 5:18 am

Endurance athletes Rebecca Rusch and Huyen Nguyen bike the Ho Chi Minh trail in Nicholas Schrunk's doc 'Blood Road.'

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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:43 pm

J.K. Simmons stars as a grieving widower alongside Julie Delpy and Josh Wiggins in Kurt Voelker’s tightly focused drama, ‘The Bachelors.’

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Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:26 pm

Also: What THR's critics are saying about Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' and Suki Waterhouse, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves in dystopian fairy tale 'The Bad Batch.'

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Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:23 pm