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Oscar Watch: 'Silence' broken on Scorsese's latest movie

When the pope shakes your hand and tells you he hopes that your film “bears much fruit,” everything else — critics groups, career callbacks, splashy openings — kind of falls by the wayside.

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese met Pope Francis on Wednesday shortly before a Vatican screening of his latest movie, “Silence.”  The encounter, Scorsese told me over a lengthy interview Saturday, made him “very nervous.”

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From 'tragic character' to 'bad guy,' Hugh Grant takes his time picking roles

Hugh Grant is driving through London traffic for an 8:30 a.m. production call time. He’s headed to set for his role in the sequel to 2014’s critical and family hit “Paddington,” which is currently shooting.

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'Moonlight,' 'Manchester' and 'La La Land' break fast out of the gate

A trio of acclaimed movies get off to a great start with the early critics groups. A look at which awards shows you should watch and which to ignore. And why we might be seeing lots of new faces among the Oscar nominees for direction and cinematography this year, including “Moonlight’s” Barry Jenkins.

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'La La Land' gets love from New York Film Critics Circle, Critics Choice voters

Two groups that fancy themselves as Oscar predictors weighed in Thursday with awards and nominations. And the results were … pretty predictable.

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Revealing real-life heroes’ flaws is important for films like 'Loving,' 'Snowden' and others

To Kieran Fitzgerald, co-writer of “Snowden,” one of the most humanizing moments in the Oliver Stone-directed movie comes when Edward Snowden is at his most broken.

Literally: In real life, as in the movie, Snowden broke both legs jumping out of a bunk bed in boot camp, which ultimately set him down a very different career path.

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''Moonlight' changed me,' says director Barry Jenkins of his emotional story of acceptance

On his way to the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on the day “Moonlight” opened in New York City, writer-director Barry Jenkins remembered thinking, “The AMC Lincoln Square? This movie?”

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