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Adrien Brody as The Playwright & Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. 2022 © Netflix hide caption

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'Blonde' director says the unhappiness of Marilyn Monroe should come as no surprise

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Leslie Grace (left), Antonio Banderas, Lynda Carter, Xochitl Gomez, Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), El Santo and Xolo Maridueña have played or are in production to play superheroes. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Latino superheroes are saving the day in Hollywood

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Florence Pugh stars in Don't Worry Darling. Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Group photo of Bakers in the Tent (L to R) (back) Sandro, William, Abdul, Carol, Maisam, Syabira, Maxy (front) James Rebs Janusz, Dawn, Kevin on The Great British Baking Show on Netflix. Mark Bourdillon/Netflix hide caption

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Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix film Blonde. Netflix hide caption

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'Blonde,' the new Marilyn Monroe biopic, is an exercise in exploitation, not empathy

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Florence Pugh and Harry Styles star in Don't Worry Darling Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Idris Elba poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK special screening of the film 'Beast' in London, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. Scott Garfitt/Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP hide caption

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Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan in See How They Run. Parisa Taghizadeh/Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes star in the Netflix film Do Revenge. Kim Simms/Netflix hide caption

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Musician Nick Cave (from left), artist Thomas Houseago and with actor Brad Pitt pose prior to the opening of their joint exhibition, in Tampere, Finland, on Saturday. Jussi Koivunen/Sara Hilden Art Museum, Lehtikuva via AP hide caption

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(Clockwise from top left) Seth Gilliam in The Walking Dead, Letitia Wright in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Brice Gonzalez and George Lopez in Lopez vs. Lopez, Susan Sarandon in Monarch, Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in Don't Worry Darling and Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam Jace Downs/AMC, Marvel Studios, Casey Durkin/NBC, Pete Dadds/Fox, Warner Bros. hide caption

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Carlos Villarías and Lupita Tovar starred in the 1931 Spanish language version of Dracula. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Spanish 'Dracula' finds new blood, more than 90 years after its release

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Sheryl Lee Ralph accepts the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for Abbott Elementary onstage during the 74th Emmy Awards. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani filmmaker Saim Sadiq's debut feature film Joyland is a lyrical portrait of repressed desire and longing set in contemporary Lahore, making its North American premiere in Toronto. Courtesy of TIFF hide caption

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Here are the breakthrough films that premiered at this year's Toronto Film Festival

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Nanisca (Viola Davis) wields a sword and hacks her way through the many men who get in her way in The Woman King. Ilze Kitshoff/CTMG hide caption

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Viola Davis is 'The Woman King' in an epic story inspired by true events

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Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu star in The Woman King. Sony Pictures hide caption

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John Leguizamo (left), Rita Moreno, Dolores del Rio, Katy Jurado, Edward James Olmos and Ariana DeBose (top) are Hollywood legends. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Latino legends helped pave the way in Hollywood, but the road is still rocky

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Quinta Brunson and Daniel Radcliffe star in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. The Roku Channel hide caption

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Our pop culture picks for this fall

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A 1952 portrait of Greek actress Irene Papas taken in Paris. Papas died Wednesday at age 96. International News Photos/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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