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Boy, Wonder: In a Hollywood that's increasingly in the business of telling kids' stories to adults, even an auteur as bloody-minded as Martin Scorsese gave in to the temptation of the childlike in this year's Hugo. Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount hide caption

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The Great Divides: Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi) are at odds first about whether to leave Iran for life abroad — and then about more urgent issues yet. Habib Madjidi /Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'A Separation': In Tehran, Houses And Hearts Divided

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During the early-'90s war in what was then Yugoslavia, a Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic, right) and a Bosnian painter (Zana Marjanovic) negotiate boundaries personal and political. Dean Semler/FilmDistrict hide caption

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Albert (Jeremy Irvine) enlists in the service during World War I after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold in War Horse. Andrew Cooper/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures hide caption

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In Beginners — based on director Mike Mills' life — Oliver (Ewan McGregor) finds out that his father is gay, and that he has denied himself throughout his married life. After coming out, Oliver's dad becomes physically and spiritually transformed. Focus Features hide caption

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Flicks, Picked (Redux): Edelstein's 2011 Top 10 Films

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Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis, left) and Tintin (Jamie Bell) chase fortune and treasure in The Adventures of Tintin. WETA Digital Ltd. hide caption

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Tintin's 'Adventures' Take Him To Hollywood

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The young journalist Tintin (Jamie Bell, left) and the permanently drunk Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) go on a global treasure chase in The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. WETA Digital Ltd. hide caption

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Stirring Adventures, At Home (In A Zoo) And Abroad

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Rooney Mara plays Lisbeth Salander, the dark heroine of the American movie adaption of the Swedish novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Merrick Morton/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his Impossible Mission Force go to great heights to combat the threat of a nuclear confrontation in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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An 'Impossible' Mission Full Of Fun And Wonder

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