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King of Comedy

"You feel you are in the presence of a benign but not easily known soul," David Ansen observed in Newsweek's 1986 profile of Robin Williams
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Oscar's Private Parts

Michael Fassbender's penis makes everyone laugh. Viola Davis is terrified of Meryl Streep. Read all the hilarious moments from Newsweek's Oscar roundtable.
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He’s Baaaaack!

Steven Spielberg gives us a crowd pleaser in ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ and a tear-jerker with ‘War Horse.’ Is it too much for one man?
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The Ultimate Movie Guide

'Tis the season for spy thrillers, hidden gems, and a Jodie Foster meltdown. Sift through the theater with a critic's eye.
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Joel and Ethan Coen on 'True Grit'

"Raising Arizona," "Fargo," and "No Country for Old Men" defy categorization—except as Coen brothers movies. So what happens when the quirky duo from Minnesota decide to remake a John Wayne Western?
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The Best Movies of 2010

This year will not be remembered as a vintage one for movies, but it was better than most people will ever know. Unless you were in the privileged position to see movies at film festivals around the world, you’d have no idea how many good movies never see the light of day in U.S. theaters. Here are 10 superior 2010 films.

Movies: Mark Wahlberg in 'The Fighter'

It’s easy to say, when it’s over, that 'The Fighter' falls into a familiar rousing-sports-movie formula. But if you are blissfully ignorant of the true story, you likely won’t know which way this psychologically complex family saga is heading.

Movies: Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere'

Coppola, a sharp observer of the small absurdities of show business, has earned the right to make movies exactly the way she wants. 'Somewhere' is her most minimal and Europeanized film yet.

Movies: Mark Wahlberg in 'The Fighter'

It’s easy to say, when it’s over, that 'The Fighter' falls into a familiar rousing-sports-movie formula. But if you are blissfully ignorant of the true story, you likely won’t know which way this psychologically complex family saga is heading.

Movies: Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere'

Coppola, a sharp observer of the small absurdities of show business, has earned the right to make movies exactly the way she wants. 'Somewhere' is her most minimal and Europeanized film yet.
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The Stuttering King

In a business notoriously obsessed with youth, where it’s not uncommon for screenwriters to lie about their age to win a job, David Seidler is a stunning anomaly. At 73, he finds himself, for the first time in his career, a hot property. “I’m very happy now, in retrospect, that this kind of success didn’t happen to me early on. It can really bend your head. I would have become very pompous.”
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'Hereafter': Clint Eastwood's Look at the Afterlife

Clint Eastwood flirted with the supernatural in his allegorical Western "Pale Rider," but nothing in his career prepares us for his haunting and haunted "Hereafter," a bold, strange, problematic investigation into the nature of the afterlife.

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