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…
"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.
Bolstered by an impressive series of accolades -- including an Oscar best picture nom, along with nods as best film of the year by the European Film Awards and the Los Angeles Film Critics and best…
In the world of Fredrik Bond, people are always moving -- dancing, falling, running -- through time and space, with energy and panache.
Long known as the bastard offspring of Sundance, the Slamdance Film Festival, now entering its 19th year, has become a full-grown adult, no longer sheltered from the outside world, and increasingly…
With his two feature films, the 2010 prison drama "R" and the recent thriller "A Hijacking," Tobias Lindholm has exhibited a knack for tense storytelling and palpably gritty realism.