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…
After more than 25 years of trying, Hollywood finally made Laura Dern blush. Having cast away her inhibitions in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" and "Wild at Heart" and Alexander Payne's "Citizen Ruth,"…
In contrast to the last few years on screen, a period which often seemed to survey the goings-on in Middle Earth at the expense of everyday men and women, movies in 2004 bravely looked at this world…
It's Mary Poppins against Scarlett O'Hara, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen and Luke Skywalker, and it's Jack Black against Spidey, Frodo, Neo and the Friedmans in this year's battle for top honors at…
Analysis: I am writing on Dec. 16, 2004. I stress that because I want to say that I know Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" is going to win Best Picture at the Oscars early next year.
Laura Linney got downright bawdy in 2004. In "Kinsey," she and onscreen husband Liam Neeson do nothing but engage in explicit sex talk for nearly two hours.
Who: Kate Beckinsale What: The Aviator Why: Ava Gardner was one of the most beautiful actresses in movie history and Beckinsale’s portrayal left little or no drop off. Who: Kate Bosworth What: Beyond…
Catalina Sandino Moreno is spoiled. Her first film, Joshua Marston's "Maria Full of Grace," proved such an intense, fulfilling experience that it'll be hard to duplicate.
"Ray" allowed Regina King to tackle one of the most complex and compelling roles of her young career -- Ray Charles' mistress and backup singer Margie Hendrix.
In some of the year's most-high-profile movies, the buck stopped at the director's chair -- because the helmer also happened to be producing the picture.