A stylish cast and some clever scripting solutions help "Chicago" make the transition from stage to screen with considerable appeal intact. But despite these assets, plus the enduring kick of the…
The stories of three ennui-ridden women separated by decades commingle with calculated resonance in "The Hours." Considerable intelligence and strategic finesse have been brought to bear on this…
Oscar night may be more than three months away, but awards season is in full swing. Screening lists are growing, special soirees are plentiful, and marketing mavens are frantic.
Martin Scorsese's long-awaited chronicle of New York's Five Points gangs could very well land the director his long-awaited Oscar.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences often smiles on well-liked thesps who do good work behind the camera. Usually, best pic wins come for B.O.-busting blood-sweat-and-tears epics (Mel…
Awards voters love teachers. And maybe because most teachers earn a ridiculously low salary, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences figures the least it can do is reward them with Oscar noms.
Less is more in M. Night Shyamalan's old-fashioned sci-fi thriller, a film that eschews heavy reliance on flashy visual effects for a carefully constructed story using solid performances and…
It may be a long shot for Oscar, but Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" has its fans, and they're as enthusiastic as any in Hollywood. Many of them will vociferously argue that this is…
In a year overflowing with remakes, "Insomnia" was one of the lucky few to make a significant impact with critics and audiences.
Last year, "Moulin Rouge" made movie musicals hip again. Director Baz Luhrmann's spectacular spectacular sparked new enthusiasm for the genre and eventually scooped up eight Oscar nominations and two…