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“Revenant” leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

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The brutal 1820s frontier revenge thriller “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers a year after the Oscars came under withering criticism over its lack of diversity. The strong showing Thursday for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets up director Alejandro Inarritu for…

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Mitch Perry’s Top Ten movies, music and books for 2015

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As an inveterate moviegoer, for years, I’ve noted my favorite films of the year, sharing those opinions with any friends who cared to listen. Starting with Creative Loafing in 2009, I’ve had the honor of writing virtually every day about the events of the day. Now — right before I take off for the holidays to my California roots — I wrote a compendium of “Top Tens” of 2015, not only of favorite movies but music and books as well.…

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