The caustic wit and brute force of Patrick Marber's acclaimed play come across with a softened edge in Mike Nichols' bigscreen version of "Closer." Pic's one-dimensionality is paradoxically exposed…
An audience-vs.-critics smackdown has been averted: The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and the WB have decided to move this January's Critics' Choice Awards.
When it comes to chasing Oscars for his film "The Passion of the Christ," Mel Gibson has chosen a strategy that would make the Vatican proud. He is preaching abstinence.
The 12th annual Beatrice Wood Film Award, named for the late artist and dedicated to individual expression in the cinema, has been voted to Joshua Marston for his debut feature, "Maria Full of Grace."
Antonio Dorado's "El Rey" will be considered for the foreign-lingo film Oscar after all.
Daniel Burman's "A Torn Hug" (Un abrazo partido), Argentina's entry to the foreign-language Oscar race, leads a recent crop of Argentine films at the third edition of Argentina New Cinema.
Robin Williams will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s 2004 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the org's 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 16. Ben Stiller made the announcement Thursday at the…
"Scrubs" star Zach Braff turned in a heartfelt indie hit with his directorial debut, "Garden State," which he also wrote. Premiere film critic Peter Debruge says, "I'd never seen 'Scrubs,' so this…
Oscar rarely rewards rookies with a statuette, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is age-blind when it comes to certain categories. More than 200 actors and actresses under 30 have…
On the strength of two indie films, "Rushmore" and this year's "I Heart Huckabees," Jason Schwartzman's status as cult favorite is forever secure. The son of Talia Shire, he grew up in the…