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Film Festival Hit 'Saint Frances' Opens In Theaters

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'The Whistlers': A Noir Heist Film With A Certain Pucker Factor

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Making Fun Of The Rich Is A British Comedy Tradition Honored In 'Greed'

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'Sonic The Hedgehog' Zooms Ahead At Box Office — A Surprise To Some

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Musicians perform a song from Slumdog Millionaire during the 81st Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2009, in Hollywood, Calif. The film won 8 Oscars including Best Picture that year — and had box office returns to show for it. Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In An Age Of Streaming, 'Oscar Bounce' At The Box Office Is ... Less Bouncy

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Kirk Douglas, Last Great Movie Star Of His Generation, Dies At 103

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Actor Kirk Douglas, shown above at 39, was born Issur Danielovitch in New York to Russian-Jewish parents. He would later tell his own children that they didn't have his "advantage of being born into abject poverty." Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Tough Guy And 'Spartacus' Superstar, Dies At 103

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Encore: Pondering A Genderless Oscar Telecast

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Encore: The Iowa Caucuses Explained ... By Broadway?

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'Weathering With You' Is The Latest Anime From Makoto Shinkai

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Breaking Down The Oscar Nominations

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France Has Nominated 'Les Misérables' To The Oscars — No, Not That One

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Encore: '1917' Review

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