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'An Education' Writer Praises Film Of Memoir

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Serious impact: Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, with Jeremy Renner, was one of three 2009 films in which moviemakers finally came convincingly to grips with the Iraq War. Jonathan Olley/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Bob Mondello: The Year's Top 10 (And Friends)

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For 'Up In The Air' Writer, Book, Film Different

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Collective Action: When mysterious violence plagues their town, village elders (including the local baroness, played by Ursina Lardi) set out to pinpoint a cause. The trouble, suggests director Michael Haneke, is that causes are everywhere. Films du Losange/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Unpredictable, Unforgettable Russell Brand

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Will The Real Woody Allen Please Stand Up?

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Free All That You Can Be: George Clooney and Kevin Spacey starred in The Men Who Stare at Goats. The film's tone, as Ronson told NPR's Guy Raz in November, is much more humanistic and warm-hearted than his book — "like Little Miss Sunshine Goes to War." Laura Macgruder hide caption

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Jon Ronson, Staring (At 'Goats') From The Sidelines

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The Evolution Of Cinematic Special Effects

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Quentin Tarantino: 'Inglourious' Child Of Cinema

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Waits Is Devilish In 'Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus'

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10 Best Picture Slots On This Year's Oscar Ballot

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Elizabeth Marvel as Louisa May Alcott, who loved to run. Liane Brandon hide caption

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Alcott: 'Not The Little Woman You Thought She Was'

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Mike Myers as Guru Pitka in The Love Guru Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Movies That Should Die With The Decade

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Parallels In 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'Imaginarium' Diverge

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Film Explores Weight Issues In Israel

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