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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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YouTube star and documentary film-maker Andrew Callaghan has publicly apologized after women came forward to say he sexually assaulted or coerced them. Screenshot by NPR/Instagram hide caption

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Ben Whishaw, Rooney Mara and Claire Foy star in Women Talking, which tells the story of a religious colony devastated by sexual violence. Michael Gibson/Orion hide caption

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'Women Talking' explores survival, solidarity and spirituality after sexual assault

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Storm Reid stars as June in Missing. Courtesy of Screen Gems hide caption

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Prosecutors in Santa Fe, N.M., have announced involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin in connection with the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala hide caption

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