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The powerful story of a nine-year-old boy and his hair

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A Brazilian shanty town is the setting for Steven Daldry’s film

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Colin Firth stars in Matthew Vaughn’s shaky spy drama

Virtual reality goes to the movies

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Giorgio Armani and Jessica Chastain at the Cannes Film Festival, 2012
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Giorgio Armani and Jessica Chastain

The fashion designer and the actress discuss costume and character in JC Chandor’s film ‘A Most Violent Year’, set in New York in winter 1981

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Issac in ‘A Most Violent Year’

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