There was a time, way back in the mists of the 20th century, when you wouldn't have looked to the BAFTAs to confirm any predictions you had about the upcoming Academy Awards.
Back in May at the Cannes Film Festival, a colleague was gushing — as was pretty much everyone, this critic included — about Isabelle Huppert's ice-cool, high-wire tour de force as a rape victim with…
10 Directors to Watch: William Oldroyd Defies Teacup-Rattling Period Conventions With ‘Lady Macbeth’
"I wanted to make an anti-bonnet period drama," acclaimed U.K. theater director Oldroyd says mirthfully of his first feature, "Lady Macbeth," a starkly sensual adaptation of Russian author Nikolai…
Octavia Spencer on ‘Hidden Figures,’ Diversity in Hollywood and a Post-Election Call to Action (Q&A)
So interdependent — and yet utterly distinct — are the three principal players in "Hidden Figures" that it wasn't immediately apparent which would be singled out by major awards groups for…
The London Film Critics' Circle announced the nominees for their annual awards this afternoon, with two very different films leading the pack.
Critics' pet "Toni Erdmann" made the grade, but the Academy's omission of French firestarter "Elle," among others, has ruffled critical feathers.
Grief is an emotional trial without shape or structure. Certain self-help books may speak tidily of its stages, but the mourning process can be as long as a piece of string, and no less prone to…
"It's time to stop being afraid of cancer — it's time for cancer to be afraid of us." Lent a warm sense of authority by the dulcet tones of Morgan Freeman, this aphorism encapsulates the upbeat…
Hollywood is strewn with the phantom doubles of films that might have been if early casting instincts had been followed. Over time, these ghosts bear less and less resemblance to their existing…
Critics may have been aghast when "Toni Erdmann" was blanked by the Cannes Film Festival jury in May, but they came to the rescue of Maren Ade's film as it topped U.K. film magazine Sight & Sound's…
A sad, searing and profoundly empathetic study of electoral process in a minute Bulgarian village split by opposing responses to the Syrian refugee crisis.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Playback: Jordan Peele on ‘Get Out’ and Art’s Role Under a Trump Regime
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘The Crown’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards
- Spirit Awards Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Friendship, Indie Films and Day Drinking
- Final Oscar Predictions as the Season Hits the Home Stretch