The idea of severe French formalist Bruno Dumont taking on a costume biopic, and with a major star in the lead to boot, initially seemed an aberration, perhaps the auteur equivalent of Dylan going…
A precious, pointless exercise in designer neurosis from mononymic artist-turned-filmmaker Carter.
Bruno Barreto's intimate, affecting, somewhat lumpily paced biopic focuses chiefly on poet Elizabeth Bishop's 15-year lesbian relationship with headstrong Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
A foray into fiction of sorts for Deutsch, but still of a piece with his previous experimental work, meticulously designed pic might be more at home on the gallery screening circuit.
"I'm going to watch this funny movie, 'Jeanne Dielman,'" the protagonist of "Soldate Jeannette" bizarrely announces -- and indeed, the most flattering read of Daniel Hoesl's striking but inscrutable…
A basically constructed but rivetingly researched examination of the global fight for affordable antiretroviral therapy against Western pharamaceutical companies, whose restrictive patent laws amount…
Weaver's nom is one of the year's most surprising, demonstrating both the extent of the film's popularity in the Academy and the high standing the Australian character actress has gained among her…
Why she will win: With four noms in eight years, Adams has become something of an Oscar perennial, but she's still awaiting her first win.
Very much an actor's actor, Chastain shoulders one of the few best picture nominees expressly constructed around a strong female protagonist.
The beloved veteran hasn't received so much as a nom since winning her second Oscar 28 years ago, and her redoubtable Mary Todd Lincoln is a reminder of the talent that's largely been confined to the…