The Art Directors Guild has established a new awards category for excellence in production design for commercials. Guild plans to announce five nominees for commercials on Jan. 13.
IFC Films has landed all domestic rights to "Turtles Can Fly," the Iran-Iraq co-production that piqued a flurry of interest at the Toronto Film Festival, where it debuted.
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…
The only other film this year that has elicited such wildly divergent reactions as "The Passion of the Christ" is "Fahrenheit 9/11." Like Michael Moore's film, "Passion's" supporters and detractors…
Special effects studios like to continually raise the bar, and the work in 2004's tentpoles doesn't disappoint. Companies broke ground with advancements in digital water and other natural elements…
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.
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…
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…
Like a fresh breeze cutting through the stale commercial air, "Before Sunset" exemplifies what a genuinely independent American movie about engaging and complex adults can actually look, sound and…
Our Contenders issue highlights those films that, at this early stage in the kudos race, look well placed to get Oscar heat come February. We've cited 25 films -- excluding animated pics -- that, in…