Divorce? Easy. Premarital sex? You're joking. Homosexuality? Yawn. These topics -- once highly controversial or even proscribed from being mentioned, let alone depicted, onscreen -- are…
Virginia Madsen isn't shy about expressing her eagerness for entering Oscar race 2005.
In the next two months, dramatic fare such as "Ray," "Closer" and Sideways" will flood key Euro territories over a four-week frame nicknamed "Oscar Alley" by overseas distribs.
AMADEUS (1984) Who: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 18th century Austrian composer and boy genius Star turn: Tom Hulce portrays the musician as an impetuous, giggling enfant terrible. Bigscreen spin: Casts…
Oscar hopefuls from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will be screened during the sixth annual Scandinavian Film Festival L.A., running Jan. 14-16.
Alexander Payne has been selected director of the year by the Palm Springs Film Festival. The "Sideways" helmer will be honored at the fest's awards gala Saturday at the Palm Springs Convention…
In the weeks leading up to the Oscars, everybody's a critic -- but can crix pick pics? Critics groups have saluted "Sideways" (L.A., Gotham, S.F., Boston, Chi, Toronto and IFP New York); "Eternal…
The Backlot: Clint Eastwood's new movie is doing strong business and seems positioned for several awards, so it's all the more puzzling why this grizzled old pro had such difficulty assembling the…
Senegalese helmer Ousmene Sembene's "Moolaade" was named the year's top foreign pic in Web site IndieWire's annual poll of North American crix, fest programmers and journos.
The Seattle Film Critics love a good fight. Boxing pic "Million Dollar Baby" and its helmer Clint Eastwood have been named best picture and director by the 14-member org.