The Lazarus of Hollywood movies in 2000, "Wonder Boys" has been revived in an act of good faith by Paramount, and as a stroke of sustaining good working relations between the studio and director…
Even without the good notices its lead and supporting players garnered, "The Contender" is a contender based on their names alone.
Columbia's December release "Finding Forrester," is the kind of kinder, gentler picture that usually pops up in December to warm the hearts of Academy voters. The fact that the film stars three Oscar…
Some might consider the picks of the major critics organizations the true barometer of the best in filmmaking, others might dismiss their tastes as pointy-headed elitism.
In "The Gift," director Sam Raimi ("The Evil Dead," "Dark Man") works from a script by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson once again to tell an unsettling story of human redemption featuring…
Coming-of-age tales have always given the Academy a warm, fuzzy feeling, and if voters don't mind delving into the seedy world of rock 'n' roll, "Almost Famous" could pick up a pic nom. The film…
Ever since Stephen Daldry's film about a young boy who dreams of being a ballet dancer bowed in October, industry watchers have been talking about the film's Oscar chances. The Working Title pic set…
Leave it to the French to stir things up. Last May, in another one of their audacious moves, the jury at Cannes embraced "Dancer in the Dark" director Lars von Trier and his volatile star Bjork by…
It bowed back in March -- forever ago in Awardsville -- but Universal's "Erin Brockovich" is considered by some to be the grand dame of the 2000 Oscar race.
After his debut feature about troubled graffiti artist "Basquiat," filmmaker Julian Schnabel tackled another fact-based chronicle of a struggling artist who met a premature demise, "Before Night…
Though nommed last year for "Saving Private Ryan," it's been six years since two-time best actor winner Tom Hanks grabbed gold for "Forrest Gump." But "Cast Away" could change that.