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Behind 'Belle': An 18th Century Portrait Ahead Of Its Time

Director Amma Asante's new film is based on the real-life story of a biracial woman who grew up in an aristocratic English family — a story that was immortalized in a painting by Johann Zoffany.
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After 33 Years, Potomac Video Presses 'Stop' Button On Business

After three decades of business, D.C.'s last independent video store is finally shutting its doors.


'Ida': A Young Woman's Search For Identity In 1962 Poland

Ida is a Polish film about a young woman who was raised as an orphan in a convent. She's planning to take her vows as a nun when she discovers she's Jewish and her parents were killed by the Nazis.

Bob Hoskins: A Specialist In Tough Guys With Soft Hearts

British actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71, after a bout with pneumonia. The skilled character actor starred in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and received an Oscar nomination for Mona Lisa.

British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71

He was best known for films such as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mona Lisa. Hoskins' agent said the actor died Tuesday from pneumonia.

The Force Is With Them: Star Wars Episode VII Cast Revealed

Newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver will join old favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The movie is due to be released Dec. 18, 2015.

New Film 'All About Ann' Looks At The Life Of A Texan Leader

A new HBO film, All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State looks at one of the most formidable political figures of her time, and the last Democrat ever to serve as governor of Texas.

Artist Ralph Steadman: A Nice Man, For A Pictorial Assassin

A documentary about the British artist, known for his illustrations of Hunter S. Thompson's work, asks how such a warm and generous man could make such scary drawings.

In 'Locke,' A Man's Life Unravels En Route To London

Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is the only person the audience sees in this daring film by Steven Knight. Viewers spend an hour and a half in the car with him, on a solo drive from Birmingham to London.

'Locke' Is More Involving Than Recent Hollywood Extravaganzas

The innovative drama directed by Steven Knight takes place over the course of a tense, riveting car ride. Locke is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.