The return of a great lost movie — David Fincher’s ‘Zodiac’

David Fincher should have won the best directing Oscar Sunday night in Hollywood — he’s long overdue — but an even more egregious oversight occurred in 2007 when he wasn’t even nominated for
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‘Other Desert Cities’: a legend in the making?

The new Jon Robin Baitz play, “Other Desert Cities,” closed Sunday in the small-ish downstairs theater space at Lincoln Center — the Mitzi Newhouse — but the sensational critical and audience response
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Bottoming out: the debacle that was last night’s Oscars

The Oscar telecast has been in terrible trouble — as a TV show — for quite a while now, basically because all of those other movie awards shows have stolen its thunder. 30 or 40 years ago, Oscar night
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Scenes from Judi Dench’s brilliant career

Judi Dench sets us straight right at the start of her brisk new memoir, “And Furthermore” (St. Martin’s Press): “I do not consider this an autobiography. I have neither the time nor the skill to write
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Oscar roulette: or, don’t forget the year ‘Crash’ won

QUICK VIEW- Who will win? Best Picture | Director | Actor | Actress | Supporting Actor | Supporting actress | Screenplay For a few weeks every year, people who aren’t even that interested in movies
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Best director: Can David Ficher score an upset?

QUICK VIEW- Who will win? Best Picture | Director | Actor | Actress | Supporting Actor | Supporting actress | Screenplay Oscar history tells us that the winner of the Directors Guild of America award
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Best actor: Dust off your mantle, Mr. Firth!

QUICK VIEW- Who will win? Best Picture | Director | Actor | Actress | Supporting Actor | Supporting actress | Screenplay A lock, a lead pipe cinch, no contest. Choose your term for “no surprises
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Best actress: The deranged ballerina vs. the worried lesbian

QUICK VIEW- Who will win? Best Picture | Director | Actor | Actress | Supporting Actor | Supporting actress | Screenplay Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Williams all gave outstanding
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