Last year's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" proved Oscar gold was no fantasy for director Peter Jackson and his colleagues.
One of the great film success stories of 2002, the sexy, sad and politically charged Mexican road pic "Y tu mama tambien" (And Your Mother Too) can't compete in the foreign-lingo race.
Steven Spielberg is not only one of Hollywood's most decorated filmmakers, he is one of its most prolific. By year's end, the American public will have witnessed not one but two of the director's…
It certainly wasn't the first time Steven Spielberg took the science fiction route, but this time he had the world's most bankable star at his disposal: Tom Cruise.
In only its second year of existence, the category of animated feature is offering up one of the hottest Oscar races, with consideration ads in toon buff magazines and heavy PR activity already…
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…
When "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" opened April 19, expectations were as modest as the production itself.
Docu box office champ "Bowling for Columbine" proves there's a moviegoing audience for nonfiction narrative films, but can Michael Moore's crowdpleaser earn an Oscar nom? That's one of the more…
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…
He's considered to be one of the great directors of the 1960s and '70s, but it has been years since the name Roman Polanski came up in association with the Oscar race.
It's almost as if the f/x biz in 2002 was trying to make up for the creation of Jar Jar Binks. Besides boasting bigger and more realistic visuals, several among this year's crop of effects-heavy pics…