When the Oscar nominations were announced, many pundits hailed 2005 as the year of the small film. But there have been other years when offbeat movies dominated the picture category.
In 1970 nobody could say that Robert Altman hadn't earned his right to flip the bird at the establishment with "MASH," the most loose-jointed, improvisational exercise ever to earn a best picture…
Sometimes, Oscar takes its time awarding deserving thesps, as these 10 prove: Morgan Freeman, Judi Dench, Clint Eastwood, Jack Parlance, Jessica Tandy, Peter Finch, Geraldine Page, John Houseman…
'Grand Hotel,' 'Gone with the Wind,' 'Casablanca,' 'Gigi,' 'The Apartment,' 'West Side Story,' 'Annie Hall,' 'Out of Africa,' 'The English Patient,' 'Titanic.'
It's rare in today's Hollywood for a performer to summon the spirit of Montgomery Clift -- the Stanislavsky-trained actor who was the bridge between Method icons John Garfield and Marlon Brando.
When the Academy's nominations were revealed for the year 1963, the field was Brit-heavy, with Albert Finney ("Tom Jones"), Richard Harris ("This Sporting Life") and Rex Harrison ("Cleopatra") given…
Starting in the late '60s through the following decade, a period when studio polish and artistic merit weren't necessarily mutually exclusive, Faye Dunaway's star power was at its zenith. Looking…
Fifteen-year-old Q'orianka Kilcher talks about wanting to write and produce her own films as "her little hopes and little dreams."
Like no other filmmaker before or after, Steven Spielberg embodies the push-pull contradictions that lie at the heart of Hollywood's eternal struggle between art and commerce. He's both mogul and…
Rob Marshall's background as a Broadway choreographer gave little indication that his feature directorial debut on "Chicago" would result in a picture Academy Award for Miramax, and an Oscar nom and…