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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 quite the challenge trying to interview the energetic child stars of 'The Florida Project'

The old Hollywood adage to never work with kids or animals forgets the joys that each of these little creatures bring along for the ride. Take Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Christopher Rivera, three small but mighty stars of “The Florida Project.” The kids took over a typical photo shoot in a Westwood hotel suite like they took over the movie – with mischievous charm.

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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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