Adam Leon, the fast-talking first-time director of no-budget crowdpleaser "Gimme the Loot," wants to take audiences on a ride, he says.
There are faint scars on the face of Ric Roman Waugh that testify to the injuries he suffered during his years as a stuntman on films such as “Days of Thunder,” “True Romance,” “Hook” and “Lethal…
While many indies try to lure stars, others serve to launch new talent
At first glance, David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" doesn't seem to have much in common with Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color." Lowery's fable-like "Saints" follows a Texas outlaw trying to…
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…
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.
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…
Everyone likes a comer, and Cooper, most known for "The Hangover" movies, shows he's got the dramatic chops as a man beset by bipolar disorder, exuding both bare-knuckled vulnerability and excess…
Both surly and honorable, cantankerous and kind, Jones' portrayal of radical Rep. Thaddeus Stevens is not only complex, confident and magnetic, but also a historical landmark: redeeming the…
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.
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.