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Screen Time: Bob Mondello's Favorite Films Of 2013

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Asghar Farhadi's The Past focuses on the complex family dynamics between Marie (Berenice Bejo), her soon-to-be ex-husband, her new love (Tahar Rahim, above) and her children. Carole Bethuel/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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From An Oscar Winner, A 'Past' Still Hauntingly Present

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Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, died Saturday. He was 81. AP hide caption

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Peter O'Toole, Exuberant From 'Lawrence' To His Last Role

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'Hobbit 2,' 'Mr. Banks' Are Not Your Parents' Family Films

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To test a theory that the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer used lenses, mirrors and other tools to create his masterpieces, inventor Tim Jenison sets out to re-create the method — and the paintings — in the dazzling documentary Tim's Vermeer. Shane F. Kelly/High Delft Pictures/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Behind Great Art, The Artist's Painstaking Process

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Tom Hanks plays the man himself, Walt Disney, alongside Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, in Saving Mr. Banks. Francois Duhamel/Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Holiday Movie Preview: What's Playing From Now To New Year's

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After her Snow Queen sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) traps the kingdom in an endless winter, Anna (Kristen Bell) gathers a gang of offbeat buddies to break the spell. Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Solid 'Frozen' Puts A Fresh Sheen On An Old Story

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Jennifer Lawrence makes her second appearance as the savvy, steel-spined Katniss Everdeen in the dystopian Hunger Games series. Murray Close/Lionsgate hide caption

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Two Very Different Movies, Two Heroines With Spine

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After receiving a dubious letter, the aging Woody (Bruce Dern) heads off on a quest to collect $1 million, dragging his son David (Will Forte) along with him. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Chasing Money, And Meaning, In 'Nebraska'

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Biography Of Director Bob Fosse Razzles, Dazzles And Delights

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Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) learns from his father (Bill Nighy) that he has the ability to travel back and forth through time, a power Tim uses in his pursuit of love. Murray Close/Universal Pictures hide caption

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This 'Time,' Supernatural Love Story Falls Flat

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In Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey takes on the role of Ron Woodroof, a Texas man who, diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s, begins to smuggle experimental drugs in from Mexico. Anne Marie Fox/Focus Features hide caption

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Matthew McConaughey, Fiercely Committed To This 'Club'

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Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) plays Solomon Northup, a New York freeman kidnapped into slavery in 1841 and eventually resold to plantation owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender). Francois Duhamel/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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For A Free Spirit, A Grim '12 Years' In Chains

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