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18 Feb 2009 // 7:14 AM

Oscar nominees like Richard Jenkins may look familiar

The contenders for acting honors at this year’s Academy Awards are largely a collection of well-branded commodities known to millions of Americans by first

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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19 Jun 2008 // 6:30 AM

Un-Hollywood film lets its story unfold in a natural way

The challenge filmmakers face these days is how to be original. Most movies are aimed at those in their late teens and early 20s. But

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Veteran character actor Richard Jenkins gets a star turn in ‘The Visitors’

“A brilliantly sustained performance.” —William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “A star turn that “brings all his saltiness and comic solemnity to bear.” —Wesley Morris, The Boston

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17 Apr 2008 // 4:03 AM

The Visitor

Tender and detailed, Thomas McCarthy's movie features beautiful performances, but is grounded in a fundamental difficulty, that Walter's education is achieved by his engagement with brown and black people.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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