As the New Year takes root and industry cognoscenti trade "best of" lists like so much chain mail, finding a consensus best picture for 2004 is proving to be a slippery, elusive business.
Upscale Westside L.A. couple -- a four-star chef played by Adam Sandler and his high-strung trophy wife, Tea Leoni. They hire a nanny from Mexico (Spanish actress Paz Vega), who doesn't speak…
Much is made of Ziyi Zhang's beauty. In a recent New York Times feature, she was likened to the incandescent screen sirens of Hollywood yore.
Hilary Swank, who won an Oscar at age 25 for her performance in 1999's "Boys Don't Cry," knows a thing or two about great expectations. The award immediately placed her in rarified company, and under…
As if upping the ante on how far he can challenge his audience and delve into taboo-laden territory, Pedro Almodovar delivers his most serious, sobering work to date with "Bad Education."
Much of the appeal of Walter Salles' paean to the pre-revolutionary Che Guevera and his Falstaffian sidekick Alberto Granado has to do with the appeal of its two leads: Gael Garcia Bernal and Rodrigo…
The only other film this year that has elicited such wildly divergent reactions as "The Passion of the Christ" is "Fahrenheit 9/11." Like Michael Moore's film, "Passion's" supporters and detractors…
Before Ernesto "Che" Guevara became the smoldering poster boy for power to the people, he was an idealistic young med student.
Despite a high-concept, upbeat-sounding title, "Million Dollar Baby" is not a turn toward lighter fare for Clint Eastwood after last year's murder drama "Mystic River," at least according to early…
The proposition is a tricky one: playing a 1930s stage diva whom the audience can never be quite sure is acting or acting out. To be sure, Julia Lambert -- essayed by Annette Bening in the grand…
Described by Variety as an "almost unbearably poignant tour de force about a quadriplegic's desire to die with dignity," "The Sea Inside" compensates for its grim subject matter with an artistry…