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Here's our early predictions for the Oscar acting races

With screenings of the last two major contenders — Steven Spielberg’s journalism drama “The Post” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s suspenseful love story “Phantom Thread” — set to start in the next few days, the field will soon be set for the critics groups to begin weighing in with their picks.

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Ruben Ostlund's 'The Square' lands in the new avant-garde of European comedy

Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund might be making some of the most serious comedies in the world today, movies that combine outrageously funny satire with provocative big ideas.

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Robert Pattinson has something to smile about with his gritty crime thriller 'Good Time'

A little over 10 years ago, I met Robert Pattinson on the outskirts of Portland, Ore., on the set of the first “Twilight” movie. He was barely a celebrity then, just a low-key British actor seemingly happy to shoot the breeze with a random journalist visiting the set during an exceedingly long smoke break.

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It's not too early in awards season to talk acting contenders — you know Daniel Day-Lewis will be nominated
Clothes may make the person, but costumes make the character — just ask any actor

Costume designers understand better than most how clothes make the man – and the woman – in movies. Every item of clothing, accessory or pair of shoes tells the audience something it didn't already know about the characters parading around the screen. But that's not entirely a function of either the actor wearing them or the costume designer who created the look: It's truly a team effort.

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For Salma Hayek, 'Beatriz at Dinner' considers personal gain versus caring for the whole

In town for both a quick respite and to talk about her lauded, summer-released film, “Beatriz at Dinner,” actress Salma Hayek is dressed in a chic black pantsuit, an apricot-pink ruffled blouse and killer high black platform shoes (to help offset her height, 5 feet, 2 inches).

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