It's easy to think of Nichols, who presaged "the New Hollywood" with films like "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," as not quite the provocateur of old. But with "Charlie Wilson's War," about the…
Here's an anniversary to savor: Exactly 50 years ago Sidney Lumet directed his first feature film, "12 Angry Men," and received the first of his five Oscar nominations for directing.
A remarkable number of films by first-time feature helmers populates the kudo mix this year. Among them are two pics directed by thesps ("Gone Baby Gone" and "Away From Her") and one by a rock…
For a director famous for his shaky-camera style, Brit helmer Greengrass had a rock-solid year.
Perhaps best known for penning Universal's Jason Bourne franchise, Gilroy had to wait nearly a decade to see his directorial debut hit the screen. He'd initially pitched "Michael Clayton" to Castle…
Washington says he was "just terrified" directing "Antoine Fisher." On his second effort, "The Great Debaters," the star-turned-helmer says, "It was just as terrifying, probably, but it was smoother…
As serial-killer stories go, "Zodiac" was never going to please everybody. It's long, meandering, full of digressions and dead ends -- all by design.
With "Into the Wild," his fourth film as a director, Penn proves his ability to create the same memorable, mournful and probingly human story from behind the camera as in front of it. Since 1991's…
Josh Brolin is negotiating to star alongside Sean Penn in "Milk," Focus Features' biopic about late gay-rights activist Harvey Milk.
In Tracy Letts' ferociously entertaining "August: Osage County," the American dysfunctional family drama comes roaring into the 21st century with eyes blazing, nostrils flaring and fangs bared, laced…