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Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie. For some, it’s an old black and white like “The Bishop’s Wife” (1948) with David Niven as a beleaguered minister and his wife played by the luminous Loretta Young who are visited by a handsome Cary Grant playing the angel that brings a Christmas miracle.

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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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