People make shorts for all sorts of reasons, but money is seldom ever one of them. "I don't think there's any financial hope for any short film since the beginning of time," says Alan Smith, one half…
While Oscar expands its purview to include such films as "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Sideways," Film Independent has been drifting in the opposite direction, including bigger, more expensive entries…
A year after nominating seven films for its Golden Globe dramatic feature category, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has managed to cap its enthusiasm to the usual five this time around.
In 1993, coming off "Unforgiven's" Oscar win, Clint Eastwood made a little movie called "A Perfect World" in which he played a lawman who dreams of apprehending a kidnapper without firing a single…
Now is probably not the right time to enter the world of film criticism, but don't tell that to aspiring pundits. Even as the professional ranks implode, young writers are expressing their passion by…
As animation budgets balloon, toon studios have learned to hedge their bets by casting stars. Suits don't get nearly so nervous when you can flaunt an Eddie Murphy-caliber name in the marketing…
Nothing would make Clint Eastwood's day more than winning a lead actor Oscar.
Gus Van Sant had more than a decade to think about the perfect actor to play Harvey Milk. Van Sant was an early choice to direct a biopic based on Randy Shilts' "The Mayor of Castro Street," a…
COUNTRY: U.K. DIRECTOR: James Marsh helmed “Wisconsin Death Trip.” SUBJECT: Performance artist Philippe Petit makes a daring (and illegal) high-wire walk between the World Trade Center towers in…
He didn't always want to be an actor, but even as a kid, Jack Nicholson couldn't resist the movies. The one that made all the difference?