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…
When he's on his game, Oliver Stone is a powerhouse director. But with "Alexander" still unseen at press time, it's uncertain if this is the thoughtfully provocative helmer of "Platoon" and "Born on…
It would be unwise to count out three-time Academy Award winner James L. Brooks, whose work has mixed the wry insight of Wilder with the heart-tugging warmth of Spielberg.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
From best picture winners "Schindler's List" and "Braveheart," to Haing S. Ngor's supporting turn in "The Killing Fields," tragedy on a massive scale has left voters feeling that an Oscar, in some…
In an annual ritual, pundits -- studio execs, journalists, publicists and educated onlookers -- guess about the virtues and shortcomings of current awards contenders and inevitably someone will sadly…
Critics have praised Alexander Payne's film not only as one of the best American pics of the year, but as a sign of something far bigger. "Alexander Payne has single-handedly restored humanism as a…
True-life period pictures usually have a prestige advantage when it comes to Oscar nominations, but this moving yet unsentimental tale of author J.M. Barrie's creation of "Peter Pan" has the…
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.
"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.
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…