Set in the streets of an ethnically and religiously diverse Jaffa neighborhood, Ajami employs nonprofessional actors to depict stories of crime, tragedy and love in a place where enemies live side by side. Kino International hide caption

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John Heilemann (left) and Mark Halperin are the authors of Game Change. Heilemann is a writer for New York magazine. Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time magazine. hide caption

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Headstrong, whip-smart office manager Joan (Christina Hendricks) is, to Powers, the show's saving grace — a character whose dilemmas seem both real and poignant among a sea of mere signifiers. AMC hide caption

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