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With about half of the Oscar contending movies already in theaters, it’s not a far stretch to begin compiling a short list of nominations for the major awards. If you’ve seen “The Martian,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Creed” and “Inside Out” then you have been keeping up. All of these features could produce nominations in directing and acting categories, not to mention best picture.

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‘Secret in Their Eyes’

Starring: Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman

Directed by: Billy Ray

Rated: PG-13

 

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‘Spectre’

Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Rated: PG-13

 

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‘Steve Jobs’

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Rated: PG-13

 

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Bridge of Spies poster

From the Cold War era, most are familiar with the name Gary Francis Powers, the U2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union, captured and released back to the U.S. in a dramatic exchange for a Russian spy in 1962. But the name James B.

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