When the HFPA voted last month to expand this year's number of nominations for animated feature from three to five slots, it constituted a long-overdue recognition of animation's increasingly high…
It doesn't take a Hollywood marketing genius to see that there's a growing disconnect between films that critics love -- and that the Academy deems Oscar-worthy -- and the films that the average…
Predicting likely noms and winners -- always a risky business -- is even trickier as many of the potential heavyweight contenders -- "The Lovely Bones," "Avatar," "Nine" -- aren't scheduled for…
"War is hell!" Patton famously declared. Had he been a cinematographer, the general might also have viewed war as occasionally surreal or laced with black comedy and satire.
Rising star Petra Korner is something of a rarity -- a successful female cinematographer in what is, after a century of cinema, still essentially a boys' club.
When Jonathan Sela says he's spent "most of my life on sets, starting when I was 14," he's not exaggerating. Born in Paris, he grew up in Israel "working as an electrician, then as a gaffer, and then…
With a great eye for landscapes that perfectly underscore the human drama being played out in the foreground, German cinematographer Sebastian Edschmid has quickly become a favorite of such German…
Chicago has long been known for its vibrant, diverse acting community, which also is the largest talent pool away from New York and Los Angeles.