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‘Roma’ star Yalitza Aparicio is so much more than her Oscar fairy tale

It's a story that reads like a fairy tale: Yalitza Aparicio, a young pedagogical student attends a casting call in her hometown of Tlaxiaco, Mexico, at the urging of her older sister. Somehow she gets the role – which is not just any role but the lead in the critically acclaimed "Roma," directed by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. The story doesn't end there. Aparicio not only lands an Oscar nomination for leading actress, she becomes only the second Mexican actress and the first indigenous woman ever to do so.

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What went wrong for ‘A Star Is Born’ on the road to the Oscars

Maybe those Oscar obituaries for "A Star Is Born" are premature. Maybe Bradley Cooper's smash-hit romantic remake will make good on more than one of its eight Oscar nominations. Maybe, to use the pitch in Warner Bros.' last-ditch campaign plea, academy members will vote for the movie that makes them feel instead of the movie they simply admire. (Cough. "Roma." Cough.)

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Capsule reviews of feature films

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. 2.5 stars. Brian Singer directs this tame, cliched biopic on Freddy Mercury and Queen. With Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee. 2 hrs. 15 PG-13 (suggestive material, profanity, drug content) – Dan DeLuca

Bradley Cooper joins Lady Gaga on stage to sing ‘Shallow’

A Star Is Born came to life for many fans in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 26 when Bradley Cooper joined Lady Gaga on stage during her Las Vegas residency.