A bitter former spy, a hitman, a cop and a cellist suffering from Parkinson's are just a handful of this year's best supporting actor contenders.
A war veteran, a nurse, a retiree looking for adventure and young girl on the brink of womanhood make up a few of the best actress contenders.
Bona fide movie star. Oscar-winning scripter. Ben Affleck went on to score the hat trick when he entered the directing ranks with "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town."
There are no silver linings without dark clouds. Balancing the two proved writer-director Russell's consistent challenge in a story centered around a bipolar protagonist.
Pulled into the Bond universe by Daniel Craig (who unofficially invited the respected "American Beauty" auteur to helm the 23rd franchise entry),
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Some filmmakers made hay on familiar turf while others sailed off to risky places
The kidded narrative is interspersed with yule-based sketches, offering Santa an easy accounting task: The stuff involving Ebenezer Scrooge (a crisp, droll Ron West), Tiny Tim (lovely Jean…