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  • In Pictures Oscar winners 2011

    Surprising no one, Colin Firth wins the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in 'The King's Speech' during the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 27.

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  • USA Update Hillary Clinton on screen after all? Two films moving forward. (+video)

    Earlier this week, two television projects about Hillary Clinton were scrapped under political pressure, but two films about the potential 2016 candidate have cropped up.

  • Margin Call: movie review

    Margin Call: movie review

    'Margin Call' is entertaining with a good cast, but somewhat formulaic.

  • In Pictures Oscar winners 2011

    Surprising no one, Colin Firth wins the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in 'The King's Speech' during the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 27.

  • Oscar predictions 2011: Keep your eye on The King's Speech

    Oscar predictions 2011: Keep your eye on The King's Speech

    Oscar predictions 2011: The Monitor's film critic Peter Rainer picks which movies, and which actors, should win in five major Oscar categories. Best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, and best documentary. Do you agree?

  • Sanction Qaddafi? How 5 nations have reacted to sanctions.

    Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is earning widespread condemnation for his brutal tactics against a populist uprising. As the international community wrestles with how best to show their disapproval, one suggested option is imposing sanctions – a step French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the European Union to take. But their effectiveness is hotly contested. Here’s a look at how useful sanctions have been in changing the behavior of other nations.

  • Why Obama's bid to prevent loose nuclear weapons is going slowly

    Why Obama's bid to prevent loose nuclear weapons is going slowly

    President Obama wants to secure loose material for nuclear weapons by 2013. He has made progress, but success depends on countries disclosing sensitive information.

  • Ten best movies of 2010

    Ten best movies of 2010

    Even middling years can yield marvelous movies. Despite all the frazzled franchises and star-studded misfires of 2010, there were still wonders to behold –historical dramas of the finest intelligence, animation of great wit and delicacy, documentaries that brought out the human drama behind the headlines, and small, independent movies that showcased the emerging artists of tomorrow. If you haven't yet seen any or all of my top 10, listed here alphabetically, I envy what awaits you.

  • Inside Job: movie review

    Inside Job: movie review

    Matt Damon narrates 'Inside Job,' a meticulous exploration of what led to the crash of 2008.

  • Will secret technology help rogue nations get nuclear weapons?

    Will secret technology help rogue nations get nuclear weapons?

    New technology uses lasers to enrich uranium for nuclear power. Critics say it's approval would hamper nuclear weapons nonproliferation goals.

  • UN conference on nuclear proliferation a big test for Obama

    UN conference on nuclear proliferation a big test for Obama

    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference opens at the United Nations on Monday. Reducing nuclear weapons is a key issue for President Obama, but there are many challenges.