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Eric Notarnicola's mockumentary Mister America follows Tim Heidecker attempts to win over San Bernadino voters despite limited funding and a murder allegation. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Sun Kyun-lee and Cho Yeo-jeong play Mr. and Mrs. Park, a wealthy couple whose hired help isn't quite what it seems, in Bong Joon-ho's thriller Parasite. Courtesy of NEON CJ Entertainment hide caption

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'Parasite' Hooks You With Its Emotional Power And Extraordinary Cunning

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Natalie Portman plays an astronaut whose life begins to come undone following her spaceflight in Lucy in the Sky. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Natalie Portman Is 'Lucy In The Sky,' With An Existential Crisis

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In Dolemite Is My Name, Eddie Murphy leads the star-studded biopic about Rudy Ray Moore whose iconic alter ego became a Blaxploitation legend. François Duhamel/Netflix hide caption

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Willie Ito at his home studio in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Courtesy of Willie Ito hide caption

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Before He Animated For Disney, He Sketched Cartoons In An Internment Camp

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Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) in the new film Joker. Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros hide caption

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In 'Joker', Joaquin Phoenix Gives A Big Performance In A Flat Film

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James Franco, shown here at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2018, has been served with a lawsuit alleging sexual exploitation and fraud. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner hide caption

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James Franco Sued By Former Students For Alleged Sexual Exploitation And Fraud

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Antonio Banderas plays a film director searching for meaning after his physical decline interferes with his ability to create. Manolo Pavón/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Why so serious?: In Joker, failing stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is done being the butt of the joke. Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. hide caption

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'Joker' Is Wild ... ly Dull

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From left: Caleb McLaughlin, Kai, Gaten Matarazzo and Suho, photographed in Seoul, South Korea on June 20, 2019. McLaughlin and Matarazzo star in the popular Netflix series Stranger Things; Kai and Suho are members of the K-pop group EXO. JTBC PLUS/Imazins via Getty Images hide caption

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Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and BRON Creative's Joker. Niko Tavernise/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir Finds The Humanity In 'Joker'

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Toni Servillo stars as Silvio Berlusconi in Loro, the biopic movie about Italy's former prime minister. Gianni Fiorito/Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

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An Unauthorized Biopic Of Silvio Berlusconi, Already Stranger Than Fiction

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Antonio Banderas won the best actor award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Pedro Almodóvar's new film, Pain and Glory. Manolo Pavón/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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How A Heart Attack Brought Antonio Banderas Closer To 'Pain And Glory'

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Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili (bottom left) and his wife, filmmaker Fatima Hussaini (top left), with their daughters, Nargis (top right) and Zahra. Courtesy of Oscilloscope hide caption

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A Refugee Family Takes Viewers On A Years-Long Escape In 'Midnight Traveler'

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