Oscar Contenders ‘1917’ and ‘Les Miserables’ Are Poised for Nominations

When the final phase of the Oscar race is revealed on Monday, many movies are positioned to take advantage of the outcome.

After qualifying last year, Cannes prize-winner “Les Miserables” (Amazon) opened in theaters ahead of an expected Best International Feature Film nod, which could push the lauded movie beyond its dismal initial results in New York and Los Angeles.Despite the major success of “Parasite” (Neon) and decent results for “Pain and Glory” (Sony Pictures Classics), subtitled success in U.S.

theaters remains the exception, not the rule.“1917” (Universal) was a major success during its first two holiday weeks in limited release, and continues strong as it expands, with major box office success ahead.

Just Mercy” (Warner Bros.) also showed some positive response in its similar expansion.But what continues to impress is “Parasite,” which remains a top draw well into its fourth month.OpeningLes Miserables (Amazon) – Metacritic: 78; Festivals include: Cannes,

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