Oscar's doc short noms seem to be redefining the category as one that measures "best cause," selected less for the strength of execution than perceived legitimacy of the issue at hand.
While devoid of instant classics, Oscar's toon shorts noms were clearly selected for concept and originality, making for a delightful survey when viewed together.
All five finalists leave auds wanting more, illustrating that not all stories require 90 or more minutes in order to convey an inspired idea.
Inspired by the poetic memoir "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City," writer-director Paul Weitz's moving, if somewhat maudlin adaptation takes interesting stylistic chances suggested by the…
After hitching his wagon to David Gordon Green, North Carolina grad gains acclaim at successive Sundances with "Take Shelter," "Compliance"
This screwball premise lives or dies by the chemistry between Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, who are too busy trying to out-appeal one another to make the buddy dynamic click.
Martin Scorsese has no trouble recalling the formative filmgoing experiences of his life.
Inspired by the case of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter (upgraded to Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams onscreen), "The Vow" reps that most welcome kind of Valentine's Day offering, focusing on the…
Bohdan Slama, the great hope among the Czech Republic's latest generation of helmers, kicks off the year with "Four Suns," a quiet, personal tale that seems less likely to ignite international…
Terence Nance is a romantic: That much is clear from the title of his feature debut, "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty." Every word and every frame contained within this charming cinematic ode…
"Chronicle" cleverly embraces the found-footage format as shorthand for a new kind of naturalism, inviting auds to suspend disbelief and join in the fantasy of being able to do anything with their…