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If documentary kudos are partly dependent on topicality, then "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," one of the 15 films that will advance in the Oscars voting process, certainly stands out: The third docu…
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There's retro, and then there's "The Artist." Shot in B&W, with little dialogue, the French period piece about a '20 silent film star whose career collapses with the advent of talkies was predictably…
In the riveting opening scene of "Drive," Ryan Gosling's character deftly pilots a getaway car through the dark streets of downtown Los Angeles, with a pulsating, ominous electronic beat behind him.
The astonishingly prolific Alexandre Desplat scored the year's biggest box office hit ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"); one of the year's most acclaimed films ("The Tree of Life")…
Six years ago, composer John Williams tied Alfred Newman's all-time record of 45 nominations in Oscar's music categories. This year, he could set a new high with one or even two more nominations.
The first 10 minutes of Martin Scorsese's latest feature "Hugo" is an overture of sorts.
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