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A Man Tries To Shed His Own National Identity And Adopt Another In 'Synonyms'

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JoJo Rabbit follows a young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis, left) growing up in the Third Reich with his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi, right). Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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'Jojo Rabbit,' Your Reich Is Calling

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Director Steven Soderbergh Takes A Look At Money Laundering In 'The Laundromat'

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'Downton Abbey' Movie Brings You Up To Speed With The Crawleys

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Critics Discuss Hits And Misses At The Toronto International Film Festival

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L to R: Detective Blanc (Daniel Craig), Lieutenant Elliott (LaKieth Stanfield) and Trooper Wagner (Noah Segan) are on the case in Rian Johnson's Knives Out. Claire Folger/TIFF hide caption

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The Confitería del Molino, once a bustling pastry shop adjacent to the Argentine Capitol building, reopened recently for a few hours in a sneak preview of its full restoration. Carlos Schroder for NPR hide caption

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In Buenos Aires, Crowds Line Up For A Taste Of Sweeter Days

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Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr., center) is an athletic and popular star student in director Julius Onah's film, based on J.C. Lee's play. Jon Pack/NEON hide caption

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Is This Star Student A Saint Or A Sociopath?: 'Luce'

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Neil Armstrong tests out his spacesuit and camera in April 1969, three months before he would actually set foot on the moon. NASA/Project Apollo Archive hide caption

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Hollywood Shoots The Moon: 117 Years Of Lunar Landings At The Movies

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L to R: Mary (Michaela Watkins), Cynthia (Jillian Bell), Nathaniel (Jon Bass) and Mel (Marc Maron) get taken to a second location in Sword of Trust. IFC Films hide caption

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In 'Sword Of Trust,' A Questionable Antique, An Unquestionable Cast

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Spider-Man Faces The Usual Villains, An Unusually Tricky Storyline In 'Far From Home'

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