Has Kevin Bacon's time finally come? His performance in last year's "Mystic River" finally gave him widespread recognition, a Screen Actors Guild award and a Boston Society of Film Critics prize…
The challenge for "Kinsey" won't be in critical reception, but in garnering Academy support for subject matter of a delicate, sometimes controversial, nature.
In a popular year for biopics, Martin Scorsese enters the fray with his brawny $110 million entry about eccentric aviator and filmmaker Howard Hughes. "The Aviator" focuses on Hughes' early years…
In "Topsy-Turvy," Mike Leigh's last film to make a trip to the Oscars, William Gilbert observes, "There's something inherently disappointing about success." If so, then Leigh could be in for more…
Most comedies are so formulaic that it's a good sign when, 20 minutes into a film, the audience has no idea what's going to happen. Writer-director Paul Weitz has added so many curves, twists and…
Beyond the 25 contenders that look set to gather at least two major noms, several of this year's films feature standout performances and/or other artistic merits that have people talking.
Bobby Darin biopic "Beyond the Sea" unspooled nearly an hour late at its Thursday opening-night screening at AFI Fest, mainly because helmer-producer-star Kevin Spacey assigned himself one more…
At a preem for a film about Santa Claus, the big gift went to USC. Sunday's Chinese Theater bow of "Polar Express" benefited the USC School of Cinema-Television to the tune of $600,000.
"Innocent Voices" scribe Oscar Torres attempted to dry a few eyes after Saturday's U.S. preem of the pic based on his childhood in war-torn El Salvador.
The ever-inquisitive Martin Scorsese played the role of moderator during a Q&A with fellow helmer Michael Mann following a screening of Mann's "Collateral" in Gotham on Friday eve.
"The Passion of the Christ" will be considered for Golden Globe awards, but "Fahrenheit 9/11" won't. "Passion," which Newmarket released domestically, is eligible in the foreign-language category as…