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Screen Time: Bob Mondello's Favorite Films Of 2013

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Monica Calhoun (left), Melissa De Sousa and Nia Long star in The Best Man Holiday, one of this year's eleven top-grossing films starring black actors and by black directors. Michael Gibson/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013

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The Trouble With Assessing 'Black Films'

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Holiday Tension Plays Well On The Big Screen

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Voting For Academy Award Nominations Begins Friday

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Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) acknowledges the crowd in 42. Warner Bros hide caption

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'42' Gets The Story Of Jackie Robinson Right

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How Close Did 'Captain Philips' Get To The Real Life Piracy Tale?

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Fiennes Brings Dickens To 'Perfect' Life In 'Invisible Woman'

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Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson are three of the warring Weston women in a blistering film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County. Claire Folger/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Leonardo DiCaprio plays a profoundly corrupt stock-market manipulator in The Wolf of Wall Street, based on the real-life story of convicted fraudster Jordan Belfort. Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Ben Stiller has revisited James Thurber's henpecked daydreamer Walter Mitty in a new film that lets him become more conventionally heroic. NPR's Bob Mondello charts the character's changing fortunes over the years. Wilson Webb/20th Century Fox hide caption

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Another Life For The Surprisingly Multifarious Walter Mitty

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In the sci-fi romance Her, a lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) finds love in a rather unexpected place — with a computer operating system named Samantha. Warner Bros. hide caption

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In A 'Miraculous Year' For Movies, Edelstein Picks His Favorites

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