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'Battle of the Sexes' volleys for Oscar voters' attention

'Battle of the Sexes' volleys for Oscar voters' attention

One crowd-pleasing Oscar contender arrives in theaters today, while another earns a boost from audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Does ‘Battle of the Sexes’ have awards season game?

I’ve spent the last two newsletters highlighting movies premiering at fall festivals like Telluride and Toronto, and maybe you’ve been taking notes for the future. Or maybe you’ve been grinding your teeth because...

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