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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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With horror, fantasy and superheroes in the conversation, this is turning into one weird Oscar season

It's awards season! Rejoice, for some of the year's most dramatic, highbrow films are flooding the theaters — expect lots of British accents. By now everyone knows in their bones what an Award-Winning Film looks like: triumph alongside tragedy; a childhood trauma; often a jingoistic spirit chanting in the background. And pretty uniformly, the stories are noble.

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Tatiana Maslany is so used to sci-fi that playing a regular woman in 'Stronger' was 'very interesting to navigate'

For the actor pulling off the superhuman feat of portraying up to a dozen different characters on an acclaimed TV show, what's the follow-up act? In the case of Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, who was everything from a high-strung soccer mom to an unhinged Ukrainian on BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” it meant going from fantastical to quietly real-life.

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Three foreign films share heartbreak from different perspectives

A family dealing with the aftershock of being notified that their son has been killed while on active duty. A transgender woman disrespected by the family of her fallen lover. A community fighting a government bureaucracy that won’t distribute life-saving drugs to AIDS patients.

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