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Nightcrawler, Inherent Vice and Maps to the Stars wallow in the sleazy underbelly of the movie industry – continuing a long tradition. Nicholas Barber reports.

Arab filmmakers feel compelled to deal with the militant group – despite threats and intimidation. Emma Jones reports from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

BBC Culture picks ten top films coming out next month, including Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar and the latest Hunger Games blockbuster.

Liu Bolin disappears into backgrounds with incredible body painting and clever perspective. The Chinese artist talks to BBC Culture about hiding in plain sight.

Who is the NSA whistleblower? And why did he do what he did? A new documentary lets him speak – and film critic Owen Gleiberman is impressed by what he hears.

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