Seventies American cinema has been invoked in more than a few instances lately by critics who see flashes of that era's maverick spirit in many of the current crop of Oscar hopefuls.
Films about pop figures, especially of the live-fast-die-young variety, have become a staple of cinema, and often breakout vehicles for actors.
In the Academy's 79 years of doling out statuettes, only three Westerns have won the Oscar for best picture: the practically ancient "Cimarron" (1931), the Civil War-era "Dances With Wolves" (1990)…
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The Coen brothers' penchant for picaresque heroes and novelist Cormac McCarthy's brutal depictions of decaying values in the New West have found a harmonic convergence in "No Country for Old Men."
The phrase "feel-bad" movie has been invoked more than once in the media recently to describe a spate of films that could fall under the rubric "On Death and Dying."
The daughter of showbiz royalty, French actress Gainsbourg is little known to American audiences (she played a brief role in "21 Grams"), but Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There" should change that.
Tang, who hails from Hangzhou, China, had never acted in a feature nor known the work of Ang Lee before she auditioned for the director's latest, "Lust, Caution."
Having attended Camerimage, a film festival devoted to the art of cinematography, I was struck by how the audiences who made the trek to Lodz, Poland -- many of them film students -- treated the…
There's a telling moment in "Little Children" when Kate Winslet's character Sarah Pierce, trapped in a loveless marriage and enmeshed in a messy affair, relates to Madame Bovary during a book club…
In "Lust, Caution," the uncanny ability of Tang Wei -- in her her feature film debut -- to exhibit internal conflict provides the window into the movie's soul. As director Ang Lee explains, it's the…