Newcomer Siegel and helmer Darren Aronofsky take the aud into a hidden world -- low-rent pro wrestling -- and find drama in a milieu and character usually dismissed by showbiz's cool kids.
Pixar continues to push the envelope when it comes to animated storytelling.Tale of a plucky trash compactor that falls in love with a sleek spacefaring probe has high-tech echoes of "Aladdin" and…
BAFTA's most enduring contradiction is that when a British movie wins the best film prize, it never takes the award for outstanding British film. The Alexander Korda Award honoring the top Blighty…
For the first time in its three-year history, the BAFTA feature animation race looks like a proper contest. "Wall-E" starts as a hot favorite, but with "Persepolis" and "Waltz With Bashir" both in…
Now is probably not the right time to enter the world of film criticism, but don't tell that to aspiring pundits. Even as the professional ranks implode, young writers are expressing their passion by…
The fate of film critics is a relatively minor concern these days -- even to film critics. Or so says Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal's Pulitzer Prize-winning movie maven:
Ten years ago, screenwriter Grant Nieporte struck up a conversation with a stranger at a cocktail party. Sporting a leather sport coat and a ponytail amid a country club crowd, the man seemed like…
The signing of Hugh Jackman as host of the 81st Oscarcast is a signal that "we are trying to turn a corner and to give the evening more of a nightclub-party feel -- which it once had," said the…
Helmer Raymond Depardon was awarded the Prix Louis Delluc, one of France's most prestigious film honors, for docu feature "La Vie moderne" at a ceremony in Paris on Friday.
The Academy has shortlisted 15 films in the visual effects category. While the list is heavy with superheroes, the Academy recognized the reverse-aging of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and…
Hugh Jackman will host the 81st annual Academy Awards in February. Executive producer Bill Condon and producer Laurence Mark made the announcement today.