Have you ever met a child who says, 'I want to grow up to be a film critic?'" director Joel Schumacher asks in "Heckler," a documentary about those who -- either professionally or for sport -- levy…
Ever since "Schindler's List," Janusz Kaminski has been Steven Spielberg's go-to guy, working exclusively with the director to shoot nine features in as many years. But after "Munich," a window…
When a teen gets preggers, she decides to offer the baby up for adoption.
Conflict in the Middle East has ignited Oscar-contending dramas this year
Finished shortly before Hurricane Rita, director Bethany Ashton Wolf's bayou-based potboiler "Little Chenier" ends with a photo of the devastation the storm caused, a poignant reminder of the…
You don't hear live-action performers fretting about being replaced by animated CG creations (at least, not yet), but the prospect of actors having a hand in animation seems to have the toon…
Once upon a time, animated films relied on music far beneath the artistic standard of their live-action contemporaries. In some cases, as in Walt Disney's "Silly Symphonies" shorts, the compositions…
Forget Screenwriting 101. Some of the year's most audacious screenplays throw out the rulebook, jumping back and forth in time instead of unfolding in a linear, three-act fashion.
Believe it or not, director Joe Wright wanted Keira Knightley to play Briony Tallis, thinking his "Pride & Prejudice" actress might be perfect as the guilt-stricken central character in "Atonement."
When critics question whether there's too much Jack in one of Nicholson's performances, the actor shrugs, "So what? ... I always bring everything of myself that I can to a part. You have to…
Fans of Ian McEwan's bestseller "Atonement" might recognize a departure from the book in the casting of strapping young gardener Robbie Turner.