Rhys Ifans plays the Elizabethan aristocrat Edward de Vere in Roland Emmerich's Anonymous. The movie speculates that de Vere, not Shakespeare, was the real author of the bard's works.

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Shakespeare, Thompson: Stick To The Print Versions
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Kevin Spacey gives "a major performance, his best in a decade," as a Wall Street executive trying to do the right thing in the middle of a financial panic.

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'Margin Call': A Movie Occupied With Wall Street
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Vera (Elena Anaya) is both patient and obsession for plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), who is bent on creating a synthetic skin that can resist any kind of damage.

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Almodovar Gets Under The 'Skin,' But How Deeply?
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Ryan Gosling plays a cheeky campaign press secretary facing a scandal that could destroy his candidate.

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'Ides Of March': These Days, All Politics Is Lowball
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Dark Skies: Jeff Nichols' haunting Take Shelter centers on an Ohio man (Michael Shannon, with Tova Stewart) plagued with nightmares about a coming apocalypse. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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An Atmospheric 'Shelter' For Era Full Of Foreboding
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Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's, in the movie Moneyball. Sony Pictures hide caption

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'Moneyball': A 'Bad News Bears' For MBAs
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The Fast Lane: A Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) earns a little extra by driving getaway cars by night. Richard Foreman/FilmDistrict hide caption

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A Twisty, Brutal 'Drive' For A Level-Headed Hero
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Vera Farmiga plays Corinne Walker, a woman who decides to join and then flee a fundamentalist religious group. The film, directed by Farmiga, is based on Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World. Molly Hawkey/Sony Picture Classics hide caption

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A Graceful Search For 'Higher Ground'
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Pedro da Silva, an orphaned boy trying to uncover his family history, appears in two different incarnations in Mysteries Of Lisbon (including Afonso Pimentel as his older self). He stages all of the events of the film on his own puppet stage, forcing viewers to question what's real and what isn't. Music Box Films hide caption

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Four Hours In 'Lisbon': A Rich And Dreamy Voyage
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Bryce Dallas Howard (from left), Sissy Spacek and Octavia Spencer star in The Help, based on a novel by Kathryn Stockett. Dale Robinette/Dreamworks Pictures hide caption

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Heavy-Handed 'Help' Saved By Great Acting
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Olivia Wilde stars as an elusive traveler, and Daniel Craig plays a stranger with no memory of his past in the sci-fi Western Cowboys & Aliens. Zade Rosenthal/Universal Studios hide caption

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When Aliens 'Attack' And Fight 'Cowboys'
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Captain America (Chris Evans, center) was actually the first Marvel avenger, conceived in 1940 to do battle with Hitler. Jay Maidment/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Captain America': Nostalgic Fun, With Muscles
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Hallowed Ground: Hermione (Emma Watson), Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ron (Rupert Grint) prepare to meet their destinies at Hogwarts. After eight films, billions of dollars and appearances from seemingly every British thespian, the Harry Potter series has rarely felt so resonant as in its final chapter. Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Brothers hide caption

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'Hallows' Part 2 Works Like A Patronus Charm
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In the early 1970s, a chimpanzee named Nim was plucked from his mother's arms and transported into human homes in the hopes that he would learn sign language and open a window into ape thoughts. Harry Benson/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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'Project Nim': Monkeying Around With A Chimp
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Need A Lift?: In the humble but happy Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks is a middle-aged salesman who goes back to college, where he enrolls in a class taught by Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts). Bruce Talamon/Universal Studios hide caption

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'Crowne' And 'Transformers': Fitting For The Fourth
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