Musicals have a long and glorious Oscar history through all the genre's ups and downs, going all the way back to picture winner "Broadway Melody of 1929" and continuing through top prize winners "An…
Riding a wave of awards buzz that began at Toronto, Venice and Telluride -- and stoked by its winning the Golden Lion at Venice -- Western love story "Brokeback Mountain" is one of the leading Oscar…
Last year's "Ray" established a new barometer for music-themed biopics, bringing Jamie Foxx near-unanimous praise and an Oscar for his lead perf. This year the likely beneficiary of the newfound…
When AFI Fest director Christian Gaines looks at the annual event he's nurtured over six years, he thinks of "stronger rather than bigger." He points to this year's 21 world preems, 20 North American…
Hollywood's infatuation with the moviegoing tastes of teens is no secret, but at film festivals -- where the selections might include (gasp) subtitles -- attracting youths requires thoughtful…
The adage that directors should never work with kids or dogs seems to have meant nothing to Swiss-born filmmaker Marc Forster.
Gotham Awards: Best feature nominees
No one can say this year's Gotham actor honoree, Don Cheadle, lacks work. He is in no less than four films this winter -- "Hotel Rwanda," "The Assassination of Richard Nixon," "After the Sunset" and…
It didn't take long for Jamie Foxx to become a front-runner for his performance as legendary late soul phenomenon Ray Charles. From the first screenings in late summer, auds sparked to Foxx's uncanny…
It would be unwise to count out three-time Academy Award winner James L. Brooks, whose work has mixed the wry insight of Wilder with the heart-tugging warmth of Spielberg.