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'Still Alice' Is A Triumph For Julianne Moore, But The Rest Of Film Is Thin

The movie is based on neuroscientist Lisa Genova's novel about a linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. While Moore is fascinating, the rest of the characters are half-formed.
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Oscar Nominations Lack Diversity; 'Selma' Snubbed

All 20 nominees in the actor and actress categories are white. The directors and screenwriters nominated are male. David Greene talks to Wesley Morris, who writes for the online magazine Grantland.
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Akhavan's 'Appropriate Behavior' Defies Categories And Stereotypes

Director, screenwriter and actor Desiree Akhavan's debut feature opens Friday in select theaters and on demand. The movie is about a bisexual Iranian-American trying to get over her break up.
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'Blackhat' Offers Fictionalized Version Of Cyberterrorism

Michael Mann's new cybercrime thriller stars Chris Hemsworth. Mann's skill as a director holds the audience's attention as the team follows lines of electronic breadcrumbs in pursuit of the evil one.
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'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Lead Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led with nine nominations each, followed closely by The Imitation Game with eight.
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At The Oscar Nominations, It's A Good Year To Be An Idiosyncratic Man

It was a good day for complicated male leads and the movies that feature them, and a rough day for just about everybody else at the Oscar nominations.
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'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' With 9 Nominations Each, Lead Oscar Race

They were followed by The Imitation Game with eight Oscar nominations and American Sniper and Boyhood, with six each.
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American Film On A Tibetan Migrant Finds Unlikely Success In China

Because Tibet is a sensitive topic, you'd expect the Chinese government to ban Nowhere to Call Home. But the documentary about a widow and her son is quietly making the rounds — and winning fans.
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Movie Stars Wait To See Who Gets An Oscar Nomination

The 87th annual Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills. Actors like Patricia Arquette, Michael Keaton and Benedict Cumberbatch are expected to be among them.
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Nancy Grace Says 'Gone Girl' Satire Was Flattering, Made Her Laugh Out Loud

Gone Girl fictionalizes the controversial cable news star. "I did not go into this to win a popularity contest," says Grace, host of a true crimes and current affairs show on HLN.

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