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The Four Biggest Story Lines Heading Into the Oscars

Is there even a Best Picture favorite? And what is Andrea Riseborough doing here?

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‘Triangle of Sadness’ Has the Best Scene of the Year

The vomit-filled sequence that marks the midway point of Ruben Östlund’s latest film builds and builds, then loses steam, then regains it with twice the force

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There’s a Movie at the Center of the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Drama. History Suggests It’ll Be a While Before We Can See It Clearly.

As long as Hollywood has been around there have been troubled productions. Sorting through the rubble of one like Olivia Wilde’s upcoming film has traditionally taken a very long time.

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When the Creator of ‘Candid Camera’ Pushed Cringe to X-Rated Extremes

1970’s ‘What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?’ is a time capsule and a precursor to masters like Nathan Fielder and Sacha Baron Cohen—but it also proves that even cringe comedy has boundaries

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Cooper Raiff Is Finding His Sweet Spot in Hollywood

Off the surprising success of his first film, ‘Shithouse,’ the Dallas-born director is back with the winning ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth,’ and trying to figure it all out in the process

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How Pixar Solved the Villain Problem

For many franchises, coming up with compelling foes has long been a torturous task. But ever since ‘Toy Story,’ Pixar has created antagonists who deftly reflect their movies’ main characters and even make a case for themselves.

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Will We Ever Run Out of Stephen King Stories to Adapt?

The prolific writer’s IMDb page is nearly as long as one of his novellas. And at least for now, it’s only getting longer.

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When Nicolas Cage Became the Biggest Action Star of the ’90s

In this exclusive excerpt from ‘Age of Cage,’ Keith Phipps chronicles how Hollywood’s most singular actor stepped into the role of blockbuster hero with ‘The Rock,’ ‘Con Air,’ and ‘Face/Off’

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The Night ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Devoured the Oscars

On March 30, 1992, Jonathan Demme’s cannibalistic thriller became just the third movie to sweep the Academy Awards’ big five categories. Since then, no other movie has done it.

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Is the Best Animated Feature Oscar Broken?

It’s been more than 20 years since the Academy added a category to better recognize feats in animation. Whether the award has achieved that goal is a tricky question to answer.