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A Director Confronts Her Past in “Stories We Tell”

Sarah Polley is one of the industry’s most exciting young directors, although I can’t blame you for not knowing her. Throughout her career,  she has followed her own path and consistently avoided the trappings of Hollywood. After starring in such mainstream hits as Go and Dawn of the Dead, she moved behind the camera at…

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2012: For Your Consideration

Well, it had to happen. Time relentlessly marches on, and now it is officially awards season again. The critics’ boards are making their choices, Top 10 lists are filling my Twitter feed, and we even have our first front-runner controversy. Of course, all of the awards are just appetizers for the Oscars (which will air…

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Michelle Williams is the Reason to See “Take This Waltz”

Every once in a while, an actor’s personal life collides perfectly with a role. Usually, we think of this when the tabloids report that an actor and actress have become romantically involved while working on a project; so everyone rushes to the theater to check out their on-screen chemistry. But a more timely example might…