Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) and Helen (Mia Wasikowska) go on a series of awkward dates in Albert Nobbs, a film based on a 1918 George Moore story. Patrick Redmond/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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In 'Albert Nobbs,' Glenn Close Does More Than Pass

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Bare-Knuckle Politics: The battle-hardened Roman general Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes) runs for office at the urging of his mother (Vanessa Redgrave) — but it turns out he's no booster of majority rule. Larry D. Horricks/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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'Coriolanus': A People's Hero Turns On His Own

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Meryl Streep (center) stars as Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's biopic about the former prime minister of the United Kingdom. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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An 'Iron Lady' Fully Inhabited By Meryl Streep

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A year after his father's death in the World Trade Center, 11-year-old Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) sets out on a citywide scavenger hunt to find a missing lock that he hopes will reveal a message from his dad. Francois Duhamel/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'Extremely Loud' And Incredibly Manipulative

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Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his Impossible Mission Force go to great heights to combat the threat of a nuclear confrontation in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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An 'Impossible' Mission Full Of Fun And Wonder

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Operative Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) goes undercover in Hungary to find out more about a possible Russian spy within the U.K.'s secret intelligence agency. Focus Features hide caption

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Spies Like Them: 'Tinker, Tailor' And Other Odd Ilk

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Fassbender's Carl Jung — Sigmund Freud's protege — struggles to reconcile theory and practice in A Dangerous Method. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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For Fassbender, Two Perspectives On The Perils Of Sex

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Orphan Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield and his vivacious new friend Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz) marvel at the magic of the motion picture in Hugo. Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Hugo:' A Dazzling 3-D Display Of Movie Magic

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Island Son: George Clooney (left, with Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) navigates tricky territory as a Hawaii man whose wife is on life support. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'The Descendants': In Paradise, A Stranger To Himself

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Kirsten Dunst's well-planned wedding takes place as a planet called Melancholia heads directly towards Earth. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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As The World Ends, A Certain 'Melancholia' Sets In

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In Drake Doremus' drama Like Crazy, the love-struck Jacob (Anton Yelchin) and Anna (Felicity Jones) are forced to separate when Anna violates the terms of her student visa. Fred Hayes/Paramount Vantage hide caption

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'Crazy' In Love, And Feeling Every Moment Of It

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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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