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Disney added a warning on its streaming service to some of its titles with racist depictions, including Dumbo. The crows' appearance and musical number in the movie "pay homage to racist minstrel shows," Disney said. LMPC via Getty Images hide caption

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Clint Mansell is the Grammy-nominated composer whose work on Requiem for a Dream jumpstarted a prolific and distinctive score career. Mike Palmer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Requiem For A Theme: Film Composer Clint Mansell On The Sound Of Sadness

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ben Shenkman, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Sharp in The Trial Of The Chicago 7. Nico Tavernise/Netflix hide caption

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"The excitement for me has been to slowly uncover the secret lives of many of these cryptic animals," says Craig Foster. "My incredible octopus teacher, she helped me in many ways to uncover many of those lives, because she's in the middle of this food web." Netflix hide caption

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Filmmaker Finds An Unlikely Underwater Friend In 'My Octopus Teacher'

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HBO's David Byrne's American Utopia captures a live performance of Byrne's acclaimed Broadway show. David Lee/HBO hide caption

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David Byrne And Spike Lee Conjure Up A Joyous Vision Of 'American Utopia'

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Totally Under Control examines the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Neon hide caption

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'Totally Under Control' And 'Time' Are Two Very 2020 Documentaries

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In her directorial debut film The Forty-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank plays "Radha," a struggling playwright who decides to become a rapper. Jeong Park/Netflix hide caption

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Siree and Ayana Morris, the founders of the Newark Moonlight Cinema, and kids. Courtesy of Newark Moonlight Cinema hide caption

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In Newark, A Drive-In Movie Theater Celebrates Black Excellence

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Charm City Kings is a coming-of-age story set in Baltimore's dirt bike culture. It's based on the 2013 documentary, 12 O'Clock Boys. William Gray/HBO Max hide caption

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'Charm City Kings' Is An Exhilarating Tale Of Bikes, Boyhood And Baltimore

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Jim Parsons, Robin De Jesus, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Andrew Rannells star in the new Netflix adaptation of The Boys in the Band. Scott Everett White/Netflix hide caption

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Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson stages one of her father's "deaths" in Dick Johnson Is Dead. Netflix hide caption

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Filmmaker Faces Her Father's Mortality By Staging His 'Death' Again And Again

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Filmmaker Radha Blank stars as a fictionalized version of herself in The Forty-Year-Old Version. The film, which began as a Web series, was inspired by Blank's own experience as a playwright and rapper in Harlem. Jeong Park/Netflix hide caption

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'The Forty-Year-Old Version' Is Fast, Funny, Multi-Faceted And No Small Feat

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Millie Bobby Brown stars in Enola Holmes, the new Netflix film based on the book series by Nancy Springer. Netflix hide caption

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"The train's afoot!": (L to R) Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin) literally look down on their younger sister Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) in Netflix's Enola Holmes. Alex Bailey/Legendary/Netflix hide caption

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Karen Speros, 82, waits for a movie to start at a Regal movie theater in Irvine, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Movie Industry Adapts, Plus LeVar Burton Reads

The movie industry is hurting. Most theaters in the U.S. are still shut down, and who knows when—or if—audiences will pack into theaters again. Adam B. Vary and Angelique Jackson of Variety talk about the state of the movie industry and how it's adapted, for better or worse, in this pandemic. Also, Sam talks to actor LeVar Burton about reading, why we like being read to, what he really wanted you to learn from Reading Rainbow, and the latest season of his podcast LeVar Burton Reads.

Movie Industry Adapts, Plus LeVar Burton Reads

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Tom Holland plays Arvin, a young man who refuses to let evil go unpunished in The Devil All the Time. Glen Wilson/Netflix hide caption

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Everyone's A Sinner In 'The Devil All The Time'

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Janelle Monáe stars in the new film Antebellum. Matt Kennedy/Lionsgate hide caption

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What will be the visual cues that film and television will one day use to depict 2020? Malorny/Getty Images hide caption

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Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis sit for an awkward dinner in Charlie Kauffman's latest film, I'm Thinking Of Ending Things. Mary Cybulski/Netflix hide caption

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English actor Diana Rigg became widely known in the U.S. for her role as Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series The Avengers. She died Thursday in her home in London. Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Films hoping to compete for a Best Picture Oscar in 2024 and beyond must meet specific inclusion standards by hiring people from underrepresented groups for a certain percentage of on- and off-screen roles. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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