Despite being a French-language pic with an almost entirely Gallic cast, the epic scope and tech savvy of "A Very Long Engagement" demands kudo voter attention.
The consensus this time around is that Almodovar has produced his most layered and ambitious film, and if it comes with a whiff of scandal, well, so much the better. The plot hinges on much the same…
It didn't take long for Jamie Foxx to become a front-runner for his performance as legendary late soul phenomenon Ray Charles. From the first screenings in late summer, auds sparked to Foxx's uncanny…
One Academy member, talking about "Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera," enthuses, "I can't wait to see it. I hear it is sumptuous, sumptuous, sumptuous." He could add a fourth sumptuous…
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is French musicvid director Michel Gondry's second and best-yet teaming with scribe Charlie Kaufman. While their first collaboration on "Human Nature" didn't…
Before Ernesto "Che" Guevara became the smoldering poster boy for power to the people, he was an idealistic young med student.
Despite a high-concept, upbeat-sounding title, "Million Dollar Baby" is not a turn toward lighter fare for Clint Eastwood after last year's murder drama "Mystic River," at least according to early…
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…
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.