As open season on Oscar prognostication draws to a close, award chatter reliably shifts to a discussion of which contenders will stumble in the final rounds.
The Academy Awards are the most wagered-upon nonsporting event in the world, so it's safe to say that more than a few fortunes have probably been lost when the Academy ventures away from the expected…
After a year that pitted Globes vets Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood in a cage match with ... Clint Eastwood, the HFPA went with fresh blood this year for the director prize, with no past winners…
"American Gangster" producer Brian Grazer must have a special sort of sympathy for Richie Roberts, the New Jersey detective portrayed in the film who doggedly trailed Harlem underworld baron Frank…
Returning to her career-making (and Oscar nominated) role as Britain's most celebrated monarch in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," Cate Blanchett certainly had no shortage of literary and historical…
By and large, teenage girls in Hollywood are simple creatures, easily divided into groups of shrieking gossips, wayward hellions and helpless victims.
"When you get an offer like that, it would be pure cowardice to turn it down."
The white hat/black hat gangster movie has a long history, all the way from O'Brien and Cagney in "Angels With Dirty Faces" to DiCaprio and Damon in "The Departed." Russell Crowe and Denzel…
Decades ago, William Holden's disenchanted screenwriter in "Sunset Blvd." lamented, "Audiences don't know somebody sits down and writes a picture; they think the actors made it up as they went along."
For a director who made his mark chronicling the insular worlds of rural Georgia in "Monster's Ball" and literary Britain in "Finding Neverland," Swiss-German Forster had to go big to make "The Kite…