20 Movies We Can't Wait to See at SXSW 2018

From a definitive doc on Lynyrd Skynyrd to lo-fi sci-fi thrillers, everything you need to see at the Austin, Texas film fest

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'Profile'

A British reporter (Valene Kane) poses as a young, brand-new convert to Islam, creating a fake Facebook profile to lure in ISIS recruiters for a story on social media and jihadism. No sooner has she hit "Save" then a man named Bilel (Shazad Latif) starts chatting her up online, sussing her out as a potential terrorist. [Cue: Status change to "It's Complicated."] Whether director Timur Bekmambetov is the right guy to take on journalistic ethics and Islamophobia is questionable – no one is expecting nuance from the guy who built an entire action movie around Angelina Jolie "curving" bullets – but given that he's borrowing the gimmick from Unfriended (the whole things takes place on a computer screen), we're intrigued.

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