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…
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…
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…
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.
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