Oscar Coverage: Best Actress

The clock tics and tocs as the weeks rapidly wind down to the red carpet. This week we discuss Best Actress, perhaps the most exciting (and in many ways difficult to predict) race of the four acting categories. Who’s nominated? Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty” Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
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Top 10 films of the year

1. The Master Out of all the films to debut in 2012, none was quite as daring, ambitious or compelling as “There Will Be Blood” director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest dissertation on the complexities of existence, “The Master.” Sweeping cinematography brings to life a poignant script set to a mesmerizing
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‘Beasts’ brings magic to the South

Men, women and children parade through the streets of a swampy neighborhood, and homemade alcoholic beverages are consumed in unmarked bottles, the children burn Roman candles as they run. This community is called the Bathtub, and life is different here. First-time director Benh Zeitlin creates an expressive and signature film
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