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Actor David Thewlis voices Michael Stone as he engages in puppet showering, puppet profanity, puppet nudity and puppet hallucinations. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Anomalisa' Is A Charlie Kaufman Movie Featuring Puppets. Yes, It's Weird

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(From left) Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant; Amy Poehler as Joy in Inside Out; Matt Damon in The Martian; Kettly Noël in Timbuktu; and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road. 20th Century Fox/Pixar/20th Century Fox/Cohen Media Group/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Seeing Double: Bob Mondello Picks 2015's Best Movies, 2 At A Time

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Orson Welles plays Sir John Falstaff, the portly Shakespearean rapscallion in Chimes at Midnight. Courtesy of Janus Films hide caption

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'Chimes At Midnight' Gives Weight To A Shakespearean Knave

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Leonardo DiCaprio, as Hugh Glass, bears the elements in a scene from The Revenant. Kimberley French/Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film hide caption

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'Revenant' Reveals A Breathtaking, Punishing Saga Of Survival And Revenge

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'Joy' Sinks Into A Morass As Its Protagonist Faces Irritating Obstacles

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The drama Room tells the story of a boy and his mother (played by Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson) who are being held captive in a windowless room. Caitlin Cronenberg/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Film Critic David Edelstein Says 2015 Offered An 'Embarrassment Of Riches'

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Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling are a long-married couple unsettled by a revelation from his past in 45 Years. Agatha A. Nitecka/IFC Films hide caption

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An Icy Chill From The Past Threatens A Steady Flame In '45 Years'

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Saul (Géza Röhrig) is almost always seen in a near close-up in Son of Saul, putting you right there next to him. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Shallow Focus Creates Depth Of Feeling In 'Son Of Saul'

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