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 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."
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)…
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…
Frank Darabont's rite of passage into Hollywood is not unlike that of the medium's Golden Age talents, many of whom escaped persecution and political oppression in their homelands.
At the Target presents AFI's 40th anniversary screenings Oct. 3, 10 of Hollywood's biggest stars gathered at the Arclight Theaters to introduce one of their classic films.