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Can You Ever Forgive Me? finds redemption in unsympathetic Israel

Movie Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? McCarthy finds a morose incandescence in the conflicted and largely loathsome character of author Lee Israel, allowing the viewer to push past ribbons of inky deception and see a woman who felt wronged by the literary clique.
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Loveless in a Literal State of Abandon

Movie review: Loveless The ghosts of the deceased Soviet ideal haunt Andrey Zvyagintsev’s story of a lost boy in the middle of a morphing Moscow as it shows us two parents more fascinated by their own phones than their son’s welfare.

Look for McDormand, Three Billboards and Nolan for Oscar – Or Not

Movies: Oscar Picks 2018 A strange year without frontrunners leaves Oscar an open field with Three Billboards catching the eye of film critic Katherine Monk for best picture, and Jordan Peele for best original screenplay By Katherine Monk So a plumbing issue has delayed the publication of my picks which I made a few days ago, but never got around to filing because of my frikkin' kitchen sink. Buckets and shammies will have to do for now, and I'll write it all off to being part of a strange, strange year. I'm thinking The Shape of Water could be this year's Color Purple, a film that went in to the show with eleven nods for Steven Spielberg and came out without a single statuette. I don't think Shape of Water will go home without hardware, but most of the prizes will be on the technical side, with Canadian craftspeople coming up strong. But it's getting late. The red carpet it out... so here goes nothing. Best Picture Nominees: Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, ...
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A Fantastic Woman Fuses Realism with Modern Fable

Movie review: A Fantastic Woman Chile's entry into this year's best foreign film race is a crafty exercise in deception that uses our desire to deny the obvious as its greatest gift
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Loved The Danish Girl, Hated Lili

Movie review: The Danish Girl How Alicia Vikander's performance as a wife who loses her husband to another woman proves there's more to being a female than donning silk frocks and fancy shoes