Look at the slate of movies and actors that film critics groups honored in 2011 and there's likely to be plenty of overlap to what may be the Academy's list when Oscar nominations are announced Jan…
Six films show category depth but some notable year-end openers miss list.
Nominations go to filmmakers who are tried and trusted in international community
When Kathryn Bigelow's wartime drama "The Hurt Locker" won the Oscar for best picture two years ago, it was the final victory lap in an awards-season marathon that included prizes from just about…
David Fincher started shooting "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" 25 days after turning in "The Social Network." That kind of accelerated schedule would be taxing even in the best circumstances, much…
First, Bennett Miller had to find a way into "Moneyball." Then he had to find a way out.
Enthusing about the uncompromising ending to his black comedy "Young Adult," director Jason Reitman recently told a crowd at the New Beverly Cinema it worked because "assholes don't change like they…
Writer-director Tate Taylor has known "The Help" novelist Kathryn Stockett since they were 5, Green says, "And she hoped if a movie was made from her novel, Tate would direct. I optioned it for Tate…
"While Marty (Scorsese) and I were making 'The Departed,' we kept talking about how great it would be to do a movie our kids could see," recalls King.
When it came to getting to know the flawed but fundamentally decent father he plays in "The Descendants," George Clooney points first to the wardrobe.