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Box office: The Coen brothers and zombies are no match for 'Kung Fu Panda 3'

A new film from the sibling writer-director team of Joel and Ethan Coen as well as a zombie take on a Jane Austen classic are proving to be no box office match for a panda fluent in martial arts, at least according to Friday box office results.

"Kung Fun Panda 3" looks to fend off all newcomers to hold on for a second straight week in the top spot.

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Will the Directors Guild Awards help clarify the Oscars races?

With less than a month to go until the Academy Awards, it seems there's still little consensus about which film be named best picture.

Last weekend, the top prize given out by the Screen Actors Guild — the movie ensemble award — went to the investigative journalism tale "Spotlight," directed by Tom McCarthy.

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Meet the woman who refused Marlon Brando's Oscar and inspired Jada Pinkett Smith's boycott
In China, no 'Revenant,' but mad Oscar buzz for Leonardo DiCaprio
'Son of Saul' is a terrifying glimpse inside Auschwitz-Birkenau

With the Oscars just a few weeks away, it may be time to catch up with "Son of Saul." One of the favorites to take the foreign language film award, it is a remarkable piece of cinema that demands to be seen whether it wins or not.

A drama set in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944, "Son of Saul" is an immersive experience of the most disturbing kind, an unwavering vision of a particular kind of hell.

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Black award shows are important, but 'we can't uncement the many years of the "gold standard" '

Following outrage over the mostly white list of Oscar nominees, black people find themselves wrestling with a question posed by James Baldwin in his 1963 book “The Fire Next Time”: “Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?” In this case, the burning house is an entertainment industry that makes money off the labor of people of color, but seemingly refuses to value them otherwise.

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