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Cinema isn’t just about the latest Disney/Pixar project or Star Wars spin-off. Memorable storytelling is happening all over the film industry, from Hollywood’s box-office-busting superhero smashes to small, innovative indie experiments. The Verge’s film section is here to help you sort through the latest Hollywood news and reviews, from favorite genres like sci-fi, fantasy, and horror to the independent movies that matter.

Lightsaber dueling recognized as official sport in France

Steven Spielberg is worried what the success of streaming means for theatrical films

10 new trailers you should watch this week

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will hit theaters in November 2020

Alita: Battle Angel is a worldbuilding triumph and a storytelling failure

This weekend, stream one of the wildest films from Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez

Happy Death Day 2U finds the fun in complicated, self-referential franchise-building

The trailer for David Fincher’s Netflix anthology Love, Death & Robots is a manic headache

For the first time, Amazon has bought adaptation rights for its own books

Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios released a live-action Anthem short film

The first Frozen 2 trailer looks grim as hell

Gender-swapped and race-flipped remakes aren't living up to their potential

Pixar’s new YouTube short plays like a companion piece to Wall-E

MGM-owned Epix jumps into the streaming service arena with EpixNow

China’s blockbuster The Wandering Earth is rich, gorgeous, and goofy

Marvel launched a delightful, retro website to promote Captain Marvel

11 new trailers you should watch this week

Warner Bros. is planning an Aquaman horror spin-off set in The Trench

The enlightening doc Horror Noire lays out black history through black horror films

Netflix’s High Flying Bird improves on Steven Soderbergh’s iPhone experiment

The Lego Movie 2 builds a whole new layer on the first film’s foundation

This weekend, stream the original version of Cold Pursuit on Netflix

Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68 million for refusing to release his films

The best VR and AR of the Sundance Film Festival

Disney will let 21st Century Fox keep making R-rated movies like Deadpool

After its theatrical run, Captain Marvel will be the first Disney+ exclusive film

Jawline poignantly explores the price of social media stardom

Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw is secretly an artist’s fondest power fantasy

Paradise Hills is a gorgeous, confusing science fantasy

New Toy Story 4 teaser brings Bo Peep back to the franchise

Watch the latest trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us

The cast of the new Dune film is the Avengers of talent