In a popular year for biopics, Martin Scorsese enters the fray with his brawny $110 million entry about eccentric aviator and filmmaker Howard Hughes. "The Aviator" focuses on Hughes' early years…
With its low-key naturalism and social conscience on its sleeve, "Maria Full of Grace" could have been seen as merely a well-meant investigation of yet another of life's unbearable sadnesses, Latin…
Described by Variety as an "almost unbearably poignant tour de force about a quadriplegic's desire to die with dignity," "The Sea Inside" compensates for its grim subject matter with an artistry…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
At a preem for a film about Santa Claus, the big gift went to USC. Sunday's Chinese Theater bow of "Polar Express" benefited the USC School of Cinema-Television to the tune of $600,000.
"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.