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These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War

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'Get Out' Offers Sharp Satire Along With The Scares

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A Jazz Fact Check Of 'La La Land'

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Of the 25 Best Picture nominees Stacy Smith examined, she found only two examples of an actor over 60 who was essential to the story. The characters appeared in Birdman and Spotlight -- and both were played by Michael Keaton. Atsushi Nishijima/ Fox Searchlight hide caption

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In A Film Industry Focused On Youth, Older Characters Are Tough To Find

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Gary Cooper plays the sheriff in the 1952 film High Noon. Author Glenn Frankel says the film can be viewed as a parable for the Hollywood blacklist era. Associated Press hide caption

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What A Classic '50s Western Can Teach Us About The Hollywood Blacklist

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Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene. Lionsgate hide caption

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Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

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In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear

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Re-recording mixer Kevin O'Connell earned his 21st Oscar nomination for Hacksaw Ridge. According to the Academy, he holds the record for most Oscar nominations without a single win. Danny Hajek/NPR hide caption

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After 21 Nominations, Will Sound Mixer Kevin O'Connell Finally Win His Oscar?

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'John Wick 2' Director On 'Hong Kong Approach' To Filmmaking

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Behind 'La La Land,' A Long Relationship Between A Director And A Composer

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'The Great Wall' Stands As A Monument To Absurd CGI Clutter

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'Manchester By The Sea' Director Explores The Depth Of Grief

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