When it came to playing forthright housemaid Minny Jackson in "The Help," Octavia Spencer had the say-it-like-it-is parts down, since the Montgomery, Ala., native's personality inspired author…
Woody Allen ("Midnight in Paris") likes therapeutically confessional tete-a-tetes laced with jokes. David Fincher ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") favors a crisply beautiful visual and purposeful…
The Globes get first crack at honoring new fall TV shows, but they come in second to the Emmys when it comes to spring debuts. How will these newbies fare against 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Good Wife,'…
Comic thesps chuck the chuckles in favor of dark and stormy nights
Ingenues have found a home in the lead actress race, and this year may be the same.
The Broadway transfer of "Other Desert Cities," which has played to soldout houses since previews began on Oct. 12, will continue perfs into March, beyond its previous close date of Jan. 8, the…
Steven Spielberg and war are a potent awards combination ("Schindler's List," "Saving Private Ryan"), as are the two-time Best Director winner and tales of youthful friendship ("ET").
Awards speculation is a given when two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is front and center of a prestige project.
Michel Hazanavicius's graceful, witty and emotional throwback to silent films, set in Hollywood in the late 1920s and itself dialogue-less, was a sensation at Cannes this year, winning star Jean…
Montgomery, Ala., native Octavia Spencer knows she gets laughs in "The Help," but doesn't see the tempestuous, Jim Crow-era maid Minny as being so comedically self-aware.