It would be tough to come up with a studio executive with more sterling credentials than James Schamus, chief operating officer of Focus Features. His association with director Ang Lee dates back to…
Scott Rudin has benefited from his reputation as a producer of high-toned literary properties and for allowing certain quirky filmmakers to go out on a creative limb.
Robert Elswit staved off a tough field Saturday night at the American Society of Cinematographers awards ceremony when he topped the feature competition for his work on Paul Thomas Anderson's "There…
Any notion that the DGA is this intractable group of cronies dedicated to protecting the interests of longtime members was shattered by the announcement of its feature nominees on Jan. 8.
Roger Deakins became the first cinematographer to garner two nominations for features in the same year from the American Society of Cinematographers on Monday.
There's a particularly dazzling sequence in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" when Llewelyn Moss, the film's picaresque hero played by Josh Brolin, commits an act of folly that sets off a…
When "The Sound of Music" claimed the best picture Oscar in the spring of 1966, the so-called "New Hollywood," which ushered in a more liberal attitude toward sex and violence in the movies, was…
Until "Hairspray," Adam Shankman was known mostly as a choreographer and director of light comedies like "Bringing Down the House." But the New Line musical, which combines the unabashed exuberance…
The three films directed by Schnabel, an abstract expressionist painter who gained notoriety during the art boom of the '80s, involve creative personalities who struggle against the odds to express…
It's easy to think of Nichols, who presaged "the New Hollywood" with films like "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," as not quite the provocateur of old. But with "Charlie Wilson's War," about the…