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Tish (Kiki Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) find their love obstructed by outside forces in If Beale Street Could Talk. Tatum Mangus /Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Brings James Baldwin's Love Story To Life

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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart speaks onstage at the Academy Awards in 2016. Hart was slated to host the 2019 Oscars but withdrew after he was criticized for controversial jokes he made in 2010. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Kevin Hart Says Comedy's Full Of 'Flawed But Funny' People, Himself Included

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Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex. Jonathan Wenk/Focus Features hide caption

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'On The Basis Of Sex' Follows A Fiery Young Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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A sign posted outside the National Zoo earlier this month declares its closure, along with the closure of all Smithsonian museums. They were all on the wish list for Jill Rorem, whose family plans were undone by the shutdown. But she's not alone: The shutdown's ramifications on the arts have been felt far beyond the Beltway. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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As Shutdown Crawls On, Artists And Nonprofits Fear For Their 'Fragile Industry'

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Kathryn Hahn attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations screening of "Private Life" at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room on November 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images hide caption

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Actress Kathryn Hahn Talks Film 'Private Life' — And Her Own

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Olivia Colman from The Favourite accepts the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy award onstage during the 76th Golden Globe Awards. NBCUniversal via Getty Images hide caption

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The 2019 Golden Globes

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Rami Malek won a Golden Globe for his performance in the drama Bohemian Rhapsody, in which he played iconic singer Freddie Mercury. Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images hide caption

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Though her works have largely been lost, Lois Weber made at least 138 films before 1940 — many of which addressed social issues like capital punishment, urban poverty and birth control. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Lois Weber, Hollywood's Forgotten Early Pioneer, Has 2 Films Restored

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It's a Trap!: (l to r) Zoey (Taylor Russell), Jason (Jay Ellis), Ben (Logan Miller) and Mike (Tyler Labine) navigate puzzles in Escape Room. David Bloomer/Sony Pictures Entertainment hide caption

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Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in Vice. The film, which was written and directed by Adam McKay, has been nominated for six Golden Globe Awards. Greig Fraser/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Vice' Traces Dick Cheney's Ascent From Yale Dropout To Political Power Player

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