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Searching for Answers in Denis Villeneuve’s 'Prisoners'

As in all the best detective stories, the heroes of Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners are wrestling with questions much deeper than those of the case itself.

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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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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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Doubt

Sister James (Amy Adams) embodies her historical moment, yearning to believe, adhering to tradition, and yet also inspired by a changing world.

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Shameful Exposure

A fiery Kate Winslet saves morality tale in 'The Reader' while a similarly powerful Meryl Streep can't do the same for the overly certain 'Doubt'.

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Nights in Rodanthe

In an alternative universe, Jean (Viola Davis) does have a story -- one that you'd rather be seeing as Nights in Rodanthe descends into mundane melodrama.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain offers several physically fit and non-nerdy doctors, and conveniently deposits them as a group inside the Wildfire Lab.

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The Architect

Anthony LaPaglia delivers a brilliantly understated performance as a man who has the ability to build, but not maintain, and the desire to reconstruct, but not renovate.

David Masciotra
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Traveler

Traveler over-promised and under-delivered.

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

Jim Sheridan notes, 'There's no initiation anymore for young men. They just grow up and there's nowhere to put these confused feelings that they have.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

And where, you might ask, is 50 Cent coming from? In a word, money.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Solaris (2002)

'The one thing you'll see as you watch the film, what you'll take note of, is how still it is.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Antwone Fisher (2002)

'I wasn't concerned with whether or not the audience liked Antwone at first.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Antwone Fisher (2002)

This single-mindedness can feel limited; there's obviously more to Antwone's story than the scenes in which he appears.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Solaris (2002)

The liveliest moments in Steven Soderbergh's Solaris belong to Jeremy Davies' hands.

Cynthia Fuchs
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