Connecting seven separate vignettes within one feature-long take, makes for an impressive stunt but weak drama in "Still Orangutans," a drive-by portrait of Brazilian life adapted from a collection…
The "Gran Torino" trailer features plenty of Clint Eastwood waving guns around and growling tough-guy one liners -- basically, the kind of behavior that kept him tops with fans but an also-ran for…
"Out there, there's a world outside of Yonkers," goes the "Hello, Dolly!" number that plays over the opening images of "Wall-E" -- a sentiment that encapsulates the hopes and dreams of the last…
Everybody knows wrestling is fake, but those are real professionals throwing Mickey Rourke around the ring and real staples piercing skin in one particularly grisly fight.
A best animated feature trophy is great, but why stop there? That's the question on the mind of John Lasseter, who serves as a governor for the Acad's animation branch.
Crazy Japanese movies tend to come in two varieties: Most intriguing are those gonzo sensory assaults that challenge Western filmmaking traditions; less effective are the relatively conventional…
First the bad news: When it comes to Oscar nominations, cinematography rivals the best actor category in number of women honored: zero.
Alexander Witt has been working with Ridley Scott since 1989, but it wasn't until "Body of Lies" that the Chilean-born camera pro found a window in his schedule to actually d.p. one of the director's…
"Wall-E" isn't like other toons, not even previous Pixar ones. Instead of coloring within the lines of existing computer-animated movies, director Andrew Stanton saw the technology as an opportunity…
When it comes to editing, Ron Howard believes two heads are better than one. That system has been working for the "Frost/Nixon" director since 1982, when assistant editors Mike Hill and Dan Hanley…
As part of Pixar's creative brain trust, Andrew Stanton feels a bit sheepish admitting he doesn't watch much animation outside the office.