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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Review

    I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Saturday (following the aborted Thursday screening), and have been trying to sort it out ever since.

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    Trailer Preview: The Wrestler

    Fox Searchlight will send out its first trailer for The Wrestler today. Their mission: to make filmgoers want to see a movie that looks very male--Mickey Rourke plays a down-on-his-luck, aging wrestler facing the end of his career who suddenly needs to reach out to his daughter, poignantly played by...

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    Oscar Watch: Revolutionary Road Review

    I saw Revolutionary Road over the weekend, and moderated a panel Saturday with director Sam Mendes, Leonardo DiCaprio (nominated three times), Kate Winslet (nominated five times), Oscar-winner Kathy Bates, theater actor Michael Shannon (W.), cinematographer Roger Deakins (nominated seven times) and ...

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    Trailer Watch: Star Trek

    Paramount has launched its first trailer for Star Trek, which opens May 8, 2009:

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    Tell No One Tops 2008 Foreign Imports at U.S. Box Office

    Guillaume Canet's unexpected French hit Tell No One, a twisty thriller that was overlooked by bigger stateside distribs and released by upstart Music Box Films, has now grossed over $6.2 million in the US, which makes it the highest-grossing foreign-language film of the year so far.

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    Oscar Watch: Doubt Reviews

    Let the fur fly. In the first review of Doubt, Todd McCarthy is casting seeds of doubt on Meryl Streep's performance.

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    Frost/Nixon's Sheen: Character Chameleon

    It's an honorable profession, charactor actor. No shame in it.

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    Oscar Watch: Milk Scores

    Milk is far better than I was expecting it to be, even after reading Todd McCarthy's positive review. It had been described to me as small, political, an acting vehicle for Sean Penn. It's far more than that.

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    Twilight Watch: Let the Right Vampire In

    True confession. I am into vampires.

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    Eastwood's Changeling: Manna for Adults

    I saw Changeling for the second time Thursday night. It's as good as I remember it from last May at Cannes. And it's just the kind of movie that Academy members will appreciate--it played well at the Academy premiere.

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