Six films show category depth but some notable year-end openers miss list.
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.
George Clooney the director would have preferred if George Clooney the actor could have taken some time off instead of pulling double duty and co-starring in the political thriller "The Ides of…
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.
Audiences never hear Berenice Bejo say a word in "The Artist," but that doesn't mean she prepared for her role as Peppy Miller, the bit player who becomes a big star, any differently than she…
Shailene Woodley didn't really know what to expect when she packed her bags to go to Hawaii to shoot Alexander Payne's emotionally complicated drama "The Descendants."