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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.

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    Flash of Genius

    In the end, even at two hours, the film is deeply involving. This is a sure-fire Oscar nomination for the talented Greg Kinnear as a lone individual up against a giant corporation.

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    Bottle Shock

    At the Judgment of Paris in 1976, California winemakers scored a stunning victory over their French counterparts in a blind taste test.

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    Tony Manero

    Chile's official entry into Oscar consideration for best foreign-language film is this idiosyncratic black comedy, seamlessly combining a tense crime story, quirky character study, and high-stakes political drama into a compelling whole that brims with originality.

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    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    Robin Wright (she's dropped the Penn due to her divorce from Sean) has finally found the role of a lifetime in Pippa Lee, an aging woman who on the surface would seem to have it all.

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    Invictus

    If ever there was an actor who seems born to play a part, it's Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. Freeman had the rights to do a film version of Mandela's autobiography for years.

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    The Last Station

    At its core this film is a sexually charged love story between two forces of nature. It is also a political movie, pitting warring ideologies against one another.

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    Choke

    The overall tapestry ofChokedevolves into a lackluster game played by a character held at arm's length from the audience.

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    Animal Kingdom

    Writer and first-time feature director David Michôd delivers a superbly crafted metaphor in the Australian crime drama "Animal Kingdom."

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    The Expendables

    Sylvester Stallone and his cast of fellow action stars flex substantial ensemble muscle in this high-energy battle between good mercenaries and bad mercenaries.