Steve Chagollan

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Todd Haynes

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No one can accuse Haynes of not breaking the mold when it comes to the all-too-predictable pop biopic. In his underground Karen Carpenter film "Superstar," he used Barbie dolls to paint an unsettling…

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Ang Lee

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With "Lust, Caution" Lee delves into a little-known aspect of WWII: the underground resistance in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. But the helmer has an uncanny talent for making the epic intimate and…

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Hairspray

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The phrase "feel-bad" movie has been invoked more than once in the media recently to describe a spate of films that could fall under the rubric "On Death and Dying."

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No Country For Old Men

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The Coen brothers' penchant for picaresque heroes and novelist Cormac McCarthy's brutal depictions of decaying values in the New West have found a harmonic convergence in "No Country for Old Men."

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3:10 to Yuma

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In the Academy's 79 years of doling out statuettes, only three Westerns have won the Oscar for best picture: the practically ancient "Cimarron" (1931), the Civil War-era "Dances With Wolves" (1990)…

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Charlotte Gainsbourg

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The daughter of showbiz royalty, French actress Gainsbourg is little known to American audiences (she played a brief role in "21 Grams"), but Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There" should change that.

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Tang Wei

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Tang, who hails from Hangzhou, China, had never acted in a feature nor known the work of Ang Lee before she auditioned for the director's latest, "Lust, Caution."

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