Awards

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Spanglish

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It would be unwise to count out three-time Academy Award winner James L. Brooks, whose work has mixed the wry insight of Wilder with the heart-tugging warmth of Spielberg.

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Finding Neverland

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True-life period pictures usually have a prestige advantage when it comes to Oscar nominations, but this moving yet unsentimental tale of author J.M. Barrie's creation of "Peter Pan" has the…

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Hotel Rwanda

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From best picture winners "Schindler's List" and "Braveheart," to Haing S. Ngor's supporting turn in "The Killing Fields," tragedy on a massive scale has left voters feeling that an Oscar, in some…

Marketplace

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Before Sunset

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Like a fresh breeze cutting through the stale commercial air, "Before Sunset" exemplifies what a genuinely independent American movie about engaging and complex adults can actually look, sound and…

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Introduction

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Our Contenders issue highlights those films that, at this early stage in the kudos race, look well placed to get Oscar heat come February. We've cited 25 films -- excluding animated pics -- that, in…

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Fahrenheit 9/11

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As befitting an ego as outsized as his talent, "Fahrenheit 9/11" helmer Michael Moore made a bold move: In September, he announced he would not submit his film for consideration in Oscar's…

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Being Julia

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The proposition is a tricky one: playing a 1930s stage diva whom the audience can never be quite sure is acting or acting out. To be sure, Julia Lambert -- essayed by Annette Bening in the grand…

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Sideways

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Critics have praised Alexander Payne's film not only as one of the best American pics of the year, but as a sign of something far bigger. "Alexander Payne has single-handedly restored humanism as a…

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The Aviator

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In a popular year for biopics, Martin Scorsese enters the fray with his brawny $110 million entry about eccentric aviator and filmmaker Howard Hughes. "The Aviator" focuses on Hughes' early years…

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Maria Full of Grace

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With its low-key naturalism and social conscience on its sleeve, "Maria Full of Grace" could have been seen as merely a well-meant investigation of yet another of life's unbearable sadnesses, Latin…

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