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Ann Dowd

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Compliance is one of the best indie releases last year, with an unforgettable story and some great performances.

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Each of the top eight races boasts a front-runner or two, but what about the other three or four nominees in each race? It’s both a frustrating change of pace and a welcome one. It makes predicting the Oscars more difficult, but it also makes pinpointing the season a bit more exciting, doesn’t it?

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Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty
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The question probably wasn’t even our minds just a week ago, but now, it’s one many ask as Kathryn Bigelow’s docudrama took top honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and National Board of Review Awards, being named the best film and best director of the year at

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In the early 1960s, the infamous Milgram experiment tested the limits of obedience by having individuals administer (fake) electric shocks to an actor posing as a fellow test subject. The scientist in charge assured them that the punishments were crucial to the experiment’s success, and chided people who expressed reservations, even as the other test subject pretended to be in immense pain.

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The New York Film Festival added some films and, for the first time in its history, tributes to its lineup. Also, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master has screened in various locations across the U.S. But let’s reserve that conversation for next week because, well, will we need to talk about

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I think very many of you will remember the incident that sparked shock and outrage across the country after a young girl was strip searched and sexually assaulted in the office of a McDonalds, all at the instruction of nothing more than a voice on the phone claiming to be

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