The popularity of biopics with the Academy is unceasing -- from "Disraeli" to "Cleopatra" to "The Pride of the Yankees" and up to "A Beautiful Mind," "Ray" and "The Aviator." Literary portraits alone…
Two Pulitzer Prize winners for drama will have 2005 releases in the Oscar race: the musical "Rent" and David Auburn's play "Proof." The latter comes to the screen with an Oscar pedigree, however, in…
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…
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.
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…
Gotham Awards: Best feature nominees
The challenge for "Kinsey" won't be in critical reception, but in garnering Academy support for subject matter of a delicate, sometimes controversial, nature.
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…