The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. will bestow its inaugural Distinguished Career Achievement in Performing Arts Award on Tom Cruise Jan. 10 during the org's 10th annual Critics' Choice Awards.
It was a great year for Santa Ynez Valley wine as far as the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. was concerned. Alexander Payne's "Sideways," a comic account of two men on the loose in vineyard country…
The Backlot: This year's Oscar campaign can best be described as manic, yet businesslike. Expectations are high; after all, the races are all wide open. Big bucks are being spent -- historic highs…
I know who I want to win best supporting actress this year. She was so brilliant I could not tear my eyes away. And most remarkable, she played an ordinary woman, not a drug addict, not someone who…
At a time when Oscar campaigns involve lavish openings and DVD release parties at Spago, a little-known film is relying on streetsweepers, Italian-Americans and opera buffs to get the Academy's…
Fatih Akin's "Head-On" won best European film at the 17th European Film Awards, marking the second year in a row a German film has taken top honors at Europe's equivalent of the Oscars.
"A Series of Unfortunate Events," adapted from the long-running and enormously successful series of children's books by the pseudonymous Lemony Snicket, is set in a Dickensian dystopia populated by…
"In Good Company" makes for pretty good company until going soft when it counts. Able and appealing cast led by Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and Scarlett Johansson brings to life the touchy personal…
Diversity is the prevailing trend among the 12 docs shortlisted for Oscar consideration -- as the vibrant form continues to evolve, it's perhaps ever more difficult to judge one against another.
Faced with a richly varied set of choices and a medium that's evolving along with technology and the times, how do juries choose documentary winners?
What a difference 20 years makes. The Intl. Documentary Assn.'s first award ceremony honored five films at a luncheon for 200. Tonight's 20th annual gathering is a sold-out gala for 600 at the DGA…