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.
An unflinching, unabashedly partisan take on the Iraq war through the eyes of wounded soldier Tomas Young, who enlisted on Sept. 13, 2001, to fight Al Qaeda, only to be shipped off to Iraq instead.
Conservative Christian parents come to terms with their kids' coming out in a series of personal stories designed to show that the New Testament teaches tolerance, not homophobia.
After sharpening their blades with a pair of featherweight comedies, the Coens return to the brand of coal-black comedy perfected in "Fargo" and the noir-shadowed West Texas world of "Blood Simple."
Reteaming with his "History of Violence" star Viggo Mortensen, Cronenberg serves up another subterranean personality study, this time in the form of "Eastern Promises," a razor-sharp film noir. Like…
As serial-killer stories go, "Zodiac" was never going to please everybody. It's long, meandering, full of digressions and dead ends -- all by design.
Anyone who believes the title says it all hasn't seen writer-director Andrew Dominik's visionary treatment of Jesse James' last days, as imagined in the Ron Hansen novel of the same name.