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If this film critic picked the Oscar nominees ...

Filling out an Oscar nomination ballot – even a hypothetical one – can be an exercise in purest agony. That turned out to be especially true this year. I remain startled by the sheer quantity and range of great movies and performances I saw in 2017, which made it even harder than usual to settle on a short list of favorites.

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'12' is 'Strong' on action but weak on heart

The way "12 Strong," the latest in the growing wearisome trend of movies based on true stories, is put together like watching a fireman save a kitten from a burning apartment. What really happened is heroic, but there are those who would suggest the rescue would be far more spectacular if instead of an apartment it was a dynamite factor, the kitten should be replaced by a dozen orphans and the fireman has to stop in the middle of the inferno to stare lovingly at a photo of his cute-as-a-button young daughter.

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No longer disruptors, Netflix and Amazon are now firmly in the Sundance Film Festival family

Both Netflix and Amazon made a resounding splash last year at the Sundance Film Festival, with high-priced acquisitions that are still maintaining their profile a year later. Netflix picked up "Mudbound," which has been gaining momentum in awards races, for $12.5 million. "The Big Sick," now also an awards contender, was picked up by Amazon for $12 million and went on to make more than $42 million.

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