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In A 'Depressing' Year For Films, Edelstein Finds Some Greats

Film critic David Edelstein says in 2014 none of the great material came from Hollywood studios. But, he says, it was a "wonderful year" for indie films. He names Boyhood as the best of the year.

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In A 'Depressing' Year For Films, Edelstein Finds Some Greats

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Oscar Peterson
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Allison Tolman plays Deputy Sheriff Molly Solverson in the FX TV series Fargo. It's a breakout role for the actress who had done only theater and commercials. Chris Large hide caption

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Bianculli's Top 10: 2014 Was A 'Good Year For Programming'

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White Christmas Charlie Parker
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