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  • Movie review: Duplicity -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Duplicity -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Duplicity is a romantic comedy with spies, a heist picture with sex and a corporate intrigue thriller filled with funny banter. It re-teams Julia Roberts with one of the few leading men who can hold his own with her, Clive Owen, serves her up as...
  • 'Duplicity' director Tony Gilroy inspired by 'Thomas Crown Affair'

    Tony Gilroy is lapping it up. An Oscar nominee for writing and directing Michael Clayton, much in demand as a screenwriter thanks to his adapting the Jason Bourne action films, he's having more love thrown his way by critics for his latest, the "smart,...
  • 'State of Play'

    Like Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic," "State of Play" compresses a British television miniseries into a stand-alone American thriller and does a pretty good job of it. It's best to see the remake first and catch up with the 2003 BBC miniseries afterward....
  • Oscar hopes heighten for 'Up in the Air'

     
    Up north here at the Toronto International Film Festival, "Up in the Air" is getting sky-high Oscar buzz. In fact, after I exited the screening for "Up in the Air," I overheard much more Oscar chatter for George Clooney's latest than I did two years ago...
  • Can Saorise Ronan become the youngest best actress Oscar winner?

     
    A spy tells us that Saorise Ronan is in virtually every scene of "The Lovely Bones" as the central character of this compelling story of a murdered girl, her grieving family, and her killer. And we hear that Ronan steals the picture from everyone...
  • 10 closest Oscar races in the past 20 years

     
    One of the shrewdest Oscarologists on the planet is Tariq Khan of Fox News, who often generously shares his views of current and past derbies with Gold Derby readers. Here he takes a nostalgic look at the past two decades, offering his take on the most...
  • National Board of Review goes crazy for Clooney and Clint again ... Will disaster follow at the Oscars?

     
    The National Board of Review continued its love affair with George Clooney and Clint Eastwood when unveiling award winners today. Clooney's "Up in the Air" reaped prizes for best picture, lead actor (Clooney), supporting actress (Anna Kendrick) and...
  • SAG Awards nominations could herald Oscars glory

     
    Last year four of the five SAG-nominated ensembles appeared in films that went on to earn best picture Oscar nominations -- SAG contender "Doubt" was replaced by "The Reader" -- and "Slumdog Millionaire" won both prizes. Two years ago, only one SAG...
  • BAFTA's long lists led by 'An Education' at 17 mentions; 'Inglourious Basterds' at 14

     
    While the Academy Awards tease us with lists of semifinalist pre-nominations in only certain categories -- such as foreign film and some of the technical ones -- the BAFTAs have "long lists," as they're called, in almost all categories. Indeed, 15 films...
  • Oscars welcome dozen first-time acting nominees, including Sandra Bullock

     
    This year's 20 acting nominees include five previous Oscar acting winners, another three previous Oscar contenders and 12 newcomers. "Julie & Julia" star Meryl Streep is the only two-time Academy Award-winner contending this year. She widened the gap...
  • Oscar nominations spread among release calendar

     
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences moved the Oscars up to February six years ago for the 2003 awards, it was thought that films released earlier in the previous year would no longer be forgotten come nomination time. And that idea seemed...