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    Adam Resurrected

    Every awards season, there are inevitably a handful of World War II related films vying for attention. These films are always tough and tiring to watch, yet they remain catnip for Academy voters.

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    Defiance

    Based on Nechama Tec's nonfiction workDefiance: The Bielski Partisans,Defianceis not an easy movie to sit through, but it is an eye-opener that debunks the myth of Jews going to their deaths during the Holocaust without resistance.

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    Gran Torino

    It's Clint Eastwood's final turn before the cameras, and he's going out in style with the kind of role that not only allows him to burn up the screen but also manages to sum up an entire career.

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    Che

    With dark, sunken eyes and a perpetually open mouth, Benicio Del Toro has the look of a tired soul that has been scourged by life. There is a reason he so often plays a drug addict, and it's no wonder he was so great a choice as the sidekick ...

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    Doubt

    The performances in the taut and suspensefulDoubtare mostly formidable, although Streep is a bit too demonic and vindictive. Still, her confrontations with Philip Seymour Hoffman, a worthy adversary, are chilling.

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    'Frost/Nixon'

    In summer 1977, 45 million people watched as talk show host and interviewer David Frost engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with disgraced former President Richard Nixon.

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    Cadillac Records

    Sex, drugs, rhythm and blues -- and yes, ultimately rock 'n' roll -- are much in evidence in this entertaining musical drama about the 1950s birth of Chicago's Chess Records and its profound effect on popular music in the United States.

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    Australia

    Say what you will about Baz Luhrmann, but his movies -- fromMoulin Rouge!to William Shakespeare'sRomeo + Juliet-- are anything but boring.

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    Twilight

    It'sTwilight time, and movie theatres should brace for an avalanche of teen and tween girls coming back several times for more helpings of this Thanksgiving holiday gift, a vampire romance aimed directly at them.

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    Lake City

    Sissy Spacek always gives fully realized performances, but maturity has added an unexpected layer to her portrayal as a hard-working country woman haunted by a family tragedy.