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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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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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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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