No one can accuse Haynes of not breaking the mold when it comes to the all-too-predictable pop biopic. In his underground Karen Carpenter film "Superstar," he used Barbie dolls to paint an unsettling…
With "Lust, Caution" Lee delves into a little-known aspect of WWII: the underground resistance in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. But the helmer has an uncanny talent for making the epic intimate and…
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.
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…