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Movie guide: Capsule listings

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

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Sex scenes in TV, movies: Who looks out for the actors? An intimacy coordinator reveals what it takes

For stunts and fight scenes on camera, it's common practice to bring in a stunt coordinator to ensure everyone is safe and on the same the page. Until recently, there hasn't been the same kind of protection for actors performing nudity or sex scenes. That is quickly changing, though. Last month, HBO announced that it will be hiring intimacy coordinators for all of its projects going forward.

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Movie review: ‘Widows’ elevates pulpy political thriller to high art

Steve McQueen wants to make you look. His achingly long takes in "Twelve Years a Slave" forced viewers to confront the harsh realities of slavery; his gaze teased and tortured us in equal measure in the sex-addiction drama "Shame." With "Widows," a masterfully made female-driven heist film, McQueen's camera both directs and distracts the eye, connecting characters with long takes while lulling viewers into a trance before an explosion of violence. In this genre exercise, McQueen seems to be saying look again, look harder, because underneath the roiling tension of big money heists and the crunching of political gears is an examination about the ugly machinations of power, money and patriarchy.