Awards

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HFPA: a quirky cluster

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Who exactly are the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.? The 91 foreign journalists who make up the HFPA -- 83 of whom vote on the Golden Globes -- are ubiquitous this time of year. They…

Marketplace

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Alejandro Amenabar

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One can imagine the sudsy shlockfest that "The Sea Inside" might have been in other hands: a mawkish affair centered around not one disability but -- wait for it -- two.

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Open immigration policy

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Oscar has opened its doors lately to more international clientele, at least when it comes to the directing category. Recent go-rounds have seen Roman Polanski the surprise recipient of the director…

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Building character

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While the glory days of personal and political studio pictures like "Easy Rider" and "Midnight Cowboy" may seem long gone, replaced by a global-blockbuster mentality, a number of this year's most…

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Alexander Payne

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With "Sideways," his full-bodied fourth feature, Alexander Payne has moved from the fringes of Hollywood to front and center as the embodiment of a new humanism in American cinema.

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