Awards

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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…

Marketplace

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The Sea Inside

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Described by Variety as an "almost unbearably poignant tour de force about a quadriplegic's desire to die with dignity," "The Sea Inside" compensates for its grim subject matter with an artistry…

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Everyone's a winner

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In an annual ritual, pundits -- studio execs, journalists, publicists and educated onlookers -- guess about the virtues and shortcomings of current awards contenders and inevitably someone will sadly…

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In Good Company

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Most comedies are so formulaic that it's a good sign when, 20 minutes into a film, the audience has no idea what's going to happen. Writer-director Paul Weitz has added so many curves, twists and…

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Collateral

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Michael Mann is perhaps the pre-eminent chronicler of L.A. Sure, "Collateral" features megastar Tom Cruise and scorching hot Jamie Foxx, but it's really the City of Angels that deserves top billing…

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Moore for the money

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This past summer, as distributors across the U.S. were racing to line up qualifying runs of their nonfiction films for the documentary Oscar, Michael Moore's juggernaut "Fahrenheit 9/11" loomed…

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Closer

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Patrick Marber's play "Closer" created a sensation in London when it bowed in 1997 and got a Tony nomination when it went to Broadway two years later. Now Marber has written his own screen adaptation…

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