At 78, Clint Eastwood has hit such a late-career stride that he reliably generates awards buzz with every new project.
Beyond our 22 Contenders, several pics could sneak into the Oscar nominations -- from festival favorites and little indie engines that could, to blockbusters and late-year openers.
Everybody knows wrestling is fake, but those are real professionals throwing Mickey Rourke around the ring and real staples piercing skin in one particularly grisly fight.
A shimmering melancholic romance about the most unusual of criss-crossing lovers -- a man (Brad Pitt) who ages from infirmity to infancy, and a woman (Cate Blanchett) who grows old like we all -…
With "Revolutionary Road," director Sam Mendes returns to the suburban milieu of quiet desperation that earned him an Oscar for "American Beauty."
For comicbook adaptations, Warner Bros.' Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" is a game changer. Its complex and thrilling take on a superhero transformed the film from a successful popcorn franchise into…
Stories that gnaw at the underbelly and injustice of race relations have a built-in soft spot among Academy voters. Call it the Stanley Kramer effect.
A significant drop in documentary box office receipts in recent years has forced filmmakers to rethink their approach. Talking heads and voiceovers are increasingly being replaced with not only…
"Seven Pounds" reunites Will Smith with the filmmaking team behind the pic that earned him his last Oscar nomination, "The Pursuit of Happyness."
With few exceptions, such as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Driving Miss Daisy," movie adaptations of Pulitzer Prize-winning plays more often than not invite unfavorable comparisons with their…
"Lost in Translation," "Sideways," "Little Miss Sunshine," "Juno." With each of these films drawing Oscar noms in the past five years, it has become all but expected that some underdog movie will…