Next 3 Major Awards Contenders: ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Vice’

We are well into awards season, that special time of year when more high-quality dramas than usual take their place in movie theaters alongside action blockbusters, broad comedies and family adventures. Often set in the past, such awards contenders draw appreciative audiences who welcome a change in pace from typical fare on the big screen.

Recent releases include Roma (pictured above), inspired by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron’s own youth in Mexico; historical comedy-drama The Favourite, showcasing sterling performances by Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz; and Japanese drama Shoplifters, a surprisingly layered drama that questions the definition of “family.”

What about upcoming major awards contenders? Here are three, all due for theatrical release during…
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