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'Let it Be Morning' is the story of Sami (Alex Bakri), a Palestinian citizen of Israel living in Jerusalem who receives an invitation to his brother's wedding forcing him to return to the village where he grew up. Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Let It Be Morning shines light on Palestinians' unease with the status quo in Israel

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Dave Bautista, Abby Quinn, and Nikki Amuka-Bird in M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, Knock at the Cabin. Universal Pictures hide caption

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The Black Panthers march in protest of the trial of co-founder Huey P. Newton in Oakland, California. Bettmann/Getty Images hide caption

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Rémi (Gustav De Waele) and Léo (Eden Dambrine) are childhood friends who begin to pull apart from each other in the Belgian film Close. Lukas Dhont /Kris Dewitte Menuet hide caption

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If you had a particularly 'Close' childhood friendship, this film will resonate

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Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 21, 2015. The actor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set in 2021. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Priya Kansara stars in Polite Society, directed and written by Nida Manzoor. Parisa Taghizadeh/Courtesy of Sundance Institute hide caption

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Natasha Lyonne on the real reason she got kicked out of boarding school

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Lesley Manville stars in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Dávid Lukács/Ada Films/Focus Features hide caption

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Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel star in the new Amazon Prime movie Shotgun Wedding. Ana Carballosa/Lionsgate hide caption

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Gustav De Waele and Eden Dambrine star in Close, which Belgium has submitted for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Diaphana Films hide caption

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An adolescent friendship fractures in the Belgian Oscar hopeful, 'Close'

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Japanese musician, composer, record producer, pianist, activist, writer, actor and dancer Ryuichi Sakamoto, photographed on June 30, 2016 in Paris. Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Ryuichi Sakamoto returns with '12,' fellow artists recall his impact

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Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan all earned acting Oscar nominations for their work in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Allyson Riggs/A24 hide caption

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The directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once credit their "math brain" for this genre bending story, about laundromat owner Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) battling for the fate of the multiverse. A24 hide caption

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Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu is everywhere, all at once

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Michelle Yeoh received a best actress Oscar nomination for Everything Everywhere All At Once. A24 hide caption

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The real-life refugees of 'Casablanca' make it so much more than a love story

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Views of Splash Mountain are seen at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., on July 23, 2020. Following controversy, Splash Mountain is now closed for redesign and will reopen as Tiana's Bayou Adventure in late 2024. Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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