This time every year, the Academy takes heat for perceived oversights in its foreign language film category, but the truth is, the Oscars remain considerably more international in focus than other…
Seldom immune to the charms of the hopeless and/or noble cause, Academy voters could turn a generous eye on helmer Tony Goldwyn's true-life tale of Betty Ann Waters, who became a lawyer so she could…
Maybe the MPAA had a plan when they gave "Blue Valentine" an NC-17.
This year, the foreign lingo category boasts submissions from 65 countries
In David O. Russell's unconventionally conventional biopic of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo play Ward's brother and mother, respectively -- the two people standing in the…
A few exceptions like "Ben-Hur" and "The Departed" aside, Oscar hasn't smiled on too many remakes. But that's no reason to count out Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit," which has been described not as…
One standout performance can seize the Academy's attention, but the actorly heft of "Get Low" should plant helmer Aaron Schneider's picturesque period piece squarely in Oscar's crosshairs.
It might not be the bigscreen version of ABC's hit series "Modern Family," nor is it the kind of comedy that wears its laughs on its sleeve, but the well-observed sincerity of " The Kids Are All…
If the name Lesley Manville doesn't ring a bell, you haven't been watching Mike Leigh movies closely enough. After "Another Year," you'll never forget her.
While it may have been nine months since "Shutter Island" opened (long enough to relegate films such as "Greenberg" and "A Prophet" to the deepest recesses of moviegoers' memories), don't expect…
If the implications of the Valerie Plame scandal were lost on most, "Fair Game" lays out a pretty clear case without sacrificing the personal drama behind the public events.