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The courtship ritual between Rapayet (José Acosta) and Zaida (Natalia Reyes) sets a tone for Birds of Passage — that this is no ordinary organized-crime drama. The Orchard hide caption

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In 'Birds Of Passage,' A New Lens On The Narcotrafficking Drama

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Director Paul Schrader Tests His Faith In 'First Reformed'

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The Academy Awards will have four award categories not aired live in the broadcast this year, which is drawing criticism from members of the movie industry. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Jeremy Comte's live-action short film "Fauve" took home a Special Jury prize at Sundance. It's nominated now for an Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards. H264 Distribution hide caption

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Rapayet (José Acosta) and Zaida (Natalia Reyes) perform a public dance in Birds of Passage. The Orchard hide caption

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An Indigenous Community Is Drawn Into The Drug Trade In 'Birds Of Passage'

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Aleta Dignard-Fung says she battled her ex-boyfriend for control of what music would play on her Spotify account. Courtesy of Aleta Dignard-Fung hide caption

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When Your Shared Netflix Account Outlasts The Relationship

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Ken Jeong's Netflix Comedy Special Comes Out On Valentine's Day

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In An Effort To Shorten Academy Awards Telecast, 4 Awards Won't Be Presented Live

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Glenn Close plays Joan, the titular wife in The Wife. The role has earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress. Graeme Hunter/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Well Before 'The Wife,' Glenn Close Was Ready For Her Close-Up

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