Pitt, in one form or another, is at the center of the year's most nominated movie. As the innocent who ages backward, he delivers a tender, charismatic performance that captures Button's curiosity…
Academy members chose a Holocaust-related movie over a comicbook story? When examined in that context, the voters' choice of "The Reader" over "The Dark Knight" in the best picture category for the…
Renowned cinematographer Ellen Kuras spent 23 years following a Laotian family's life in Brooklyn after the Vietnam War. It's a labor of love that's gripping, lyrical and beautifully scored by Oscar…
Werner Herzog's trip to Antarctica represents another triumph in a long career divided between documentaries and features. It's gorgeously shot, perfectly capturing the odd mystery of the land.
'The Garden' has a hometown advantage, as it tracks a (celebrity-supported) community garden that sprang up in South Central Los Angeles following the 1992 Rodney King riots, a 14-acre oasis…
Though it hasn't taken home much in the way of awards-season hardware, this movie-within-a-movie about Hurricane Katrina and its awful aftermath has been lighting up critics' top-10 lists.
James Marsh's look at Philippe Petit's daring 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers has already won nearly every critics prize leading up to the Oscars. It's artistic and…