Awards

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Quills

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Only two years ago, "Shakespeare in Love" and "Elizabeth" were competing for best picture. Well, if you buy the premise of the Academy favoring lush period pieces set in Europe -- especially those…

Marketplace

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Shadow of the Vampire

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Picking up on the momentum built from a successful Cannes premiere, distributor Lions Gate began unreeling E. Elias Merhige's "Shadow of the Vampire" in Hollywood screening rooms in late summer…

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Wonder Boys

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The Lazarus of Hollywood movies in 2000, "Wonder Boys" has been revived in an act of good faith by Paramount, and as a stroke of sustaining good working relations between the studio and director…

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You Can Count on Me

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A gentle movie with a big emotional payoff, Kenneth Lonergan's "You Can Count on Me" could be considered a throwback to Oscar's favorites of years past such as "Secrets and Lies," "Tender Mercies"…

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Documentaries

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Oscar's feature documentary category traditionally honors those pics in which the filmmaker's vision truly makes it to the screen with serious matters predominating. This year, docu feature…

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Gladiator

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Summer blockbusters aren't usually frontrunners for critical hardware, but DreamWorks' "Gladiator," which has collected $187 million since its May bow, has maximus heat behind it.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou

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After a holiday in the sun with "The Big Lebowski," the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers return to joking yokels with "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," a period piece based on "The Odyssey" and set in the…

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