Hoffman delivers the kind of magnanimous performance that's hard to dismiss, capturing the larger-than-life "Master" of the film's title with equal parts elegant control and overflowing vitality -- a…
The veteran Oscar winner ("Raging Bull") delivers a welcome comeback performance, combining the comic timing of his Fokkers patriarch with the fury and energy that marked his earlier roles.
Comedic performances don't always hold sway with Oscar voters, but Arkin, a much beloved Academy regular who won the supporting prize for "Little Miss Sunshine," does a hilarious job of lampooning…
When he dives into character study ("Malcolm X," "The Hurricane," "Training Day"), Washington's performance moves beyond the screen and into our conscience.
Phoenix's physical transformation into the animalistic alcoholic Freddie Quell is like no other performance this year, as bold and convincing as the work of former Method actor master Marlon Brando.
If Day-Lewis could win an Oscar for his portrayal of a corrupt oil man in "There Will Be Blood," consider how much stronger his chances are this time.
As with his Oscar-winning supporting turn in "Inglorious Basterds," Waltz manages a near impossible mix of congenial menace; it's both fun to watch and is masterfully nuanced.
In addition to the task of live singing and having a camera close enough at times to examine his facial pores, Jackman brings theatrical life to the fabled Jean Valjean.
"If you can be disgusted and scared and laugh at the same time," says filmmaker Tommy Wirkola, "that's the ultimate mix for me."
Sex, drugs and violence -- not just the stuff of shlock. Why even art films need an exploitation angle.
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