Combustible: Thomas Dekker (right) plays Smith, a sexually ambiguous freshman who lusts after London (Juno Temple) — as well as his surfer roommate, a hot-tub designer and two mysterious women in his dreams. Marianne Williams/IFC Films hide caption

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The Long Route Home: Colin Farrell (left) and Ed Harris star in director Peter Weir's survival epic, about a group of prisoners banished to a Siberian gulag — and their astonishing march across thousands of miles to India. Newmarket Films hide caption

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'The Way Back': An Epic Escape, Short On Drama

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Thicker Than What? Ned (Liev Schreiber, left) and his family (Ezra Miller, Skyler Fortgang and Helen Hunt) run into an ocean of issues in Richard Levine's Every Day. Image Entertainment hide caption

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John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in 1956's The Searchers. Warner Bros./AP hide caption

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Git Along, Little Dogies: Bob Mondello Rustles You Up A Western Starter Kit

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Mom's The Word: Annette Bening (left) and Julianne Moore play a comically yin-yang couple in The Kids Are All Right. Suzanne Tenner/Focus Features hide caption

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Mondello: For Movie Lovers, It Was A Very Good Year

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Bitter, sweet: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams dance a wrenching two-step in Derek Cianfrance's relationship drama Blue Valentine. Davi Russo/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Three Unpretty Pictures Open Just In Time For Oscar

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'True Grit,' Then And Now

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Spacey, Kidman Show They're At Top Of Their Games

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Tommy Lee Jones (left) and Ben Affleck play executives who lose their high-paying berths at a shipbuilding firm and must find new jobs and rethink identities defined by paychecks and perks. Folger/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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When 'Company Men' Lose Their Clean White Collars

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Match Made In Prison: Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor, left) joyfully greets con man Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) during one of Russell's outlandish escape plans -- all of which are aimed at winning them a happily-ever-after outside the barbed wire. Patti Perret/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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In 'Phillip Morris,' A Criminally Charming Fellow

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Jim Carrey stars in the long-delayed I Love You, Phillip Morris. Patti Perret/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Hollywood Takes A Look Back For The Holidays

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Colin Firth stars as the shy, stammer-prone Albert, Duke of York — the future King George VI — with Helena Bonham Carter as his determinedly optimistic duchess, the former Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and future Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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For A 'King's Speech,' Commoner Helps Find A Voice

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Manolo Cardona (left) and Cristian Mercado in Undertow, Peru's nominee for a foreign-language Oscar. Courtesy Dynamo Producciones hide caption

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'Undertow:' The Pull Of A Lover, Even After Death

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