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For Oscar's Best Actress Category, It's Slim Pickings
'The Chorus,' a Musical Film Treat from France
Bacon, Penn Give Oscar-Worthy Portraits of Losers
Bob Mondello's Favorite Movies of 2004
A 'Merchant of Venice' of Its Own Time, for Our Time
'Phantom of the Opera' Offers Extravagant Take on Webber Musical
Lemony Snicket on the Big Screen
'Aviator' an Audience-Friendly Portrayal of Hughes
In 'Life Aquatic,' Anderson Gets a Bigger Budget
Not-so-Merry Holiday Films
Jeunet, Tatou Team for a Romantic 'Engagement'
Sizing Up the Holiday Blockbusters
Almodovar's 'Bad Education' Goes Below the Surface of Filmmaking
'Finding Neverland' Takes Enchanted Look at Author