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It's definitely the year of the digital character as a cast of computer-generated beings are featured prominently in the seven pics tapped to compete in February for the visual f/x Oscar nom.
"Far From Heaven" was far from ignored Wednesday as the Chicago Film Critics Assn. unveiled the winners of the 15th annual Chicago Film Critics Awards.
Sweden's entry for a foreign lingo Oscar nom, "Lilja 4-Ever," scooped nominations in every category of the country's Golden Bugs film awards on Wednesday.
Meryl Streep's gift to the last three crops of best actress Oscar aspirants was not having a film in the marketplace. The downside for her peers is that she's back with a vengeance. Streep returns…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' rules state it is the performance, not the performer, that wins the award. Yet Oscar seems to have had a difficult time making the distinction…
As juvenile delinquents go, Leonardo DiCaprio is twice as convincing as anyone out there. In Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," DiCaprio plays Amsterdam Vallon, the orphaned son of a slain Irish…
Despite what the so-called experts predict, there's always a Javier Bardem or Massimo Troisi in the mix. The stars of "Before Night Falls" and "Il Postino" weren't given much chance of landing lead…
Just as Nia Vardalos comes to terms with an unbelievable year -- her self-written starrer, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," has become the highest-grossing indie and romantic comedy of all-time -- the…
"Gangs of New York" is wrapped in conflict. In the mid-19th-century epic, cultures, criminals and politicians face off in the grimy Five Points section of Gotham, ending with a gory draft riot that…
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