To arrive at an Oscar-worthy screenplay, scribes must fend off writer's block, fill in plot holes, and solve even the thorniest writing puzzles. These four writers wrestled with, and eventually…
Ten animated shorts have advanced in the Oscar voting process, including, not surprisingly, Pixar's "La Luna," which most auds won't see until it plays in front of "Brave" next summer.
Old masters learn new tricks and tap into previously unexplored realms
For vets not versed in effects, a discerning eye will do
Three helmers who made distinctive indie dramas demonstrate range and tenacity
Certain formulas once deemed negligible by Oscar voters are being redefined by helmers who seek to obliterate conventions
Comic thesps chuck the chuckles in favor of dark and stormy nights
When Denzel Washington and Halle Berry made history by winning the top two acting honors in 2002 for their respective turns in "Training Day" and "Monster's Ball," it appeared that the floodgates had…
If documentary kudos are partly dependent on topicality, then "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," one of the 15 films that will advance in the Oscars voting process, certainly stands out: The third docu…
With 18 pics submitted, there's a chance of five noms -- and thanks to a new rule, even if fewer than 16 qualify, four can advance. Either way, it's a bigger field than last year's three-way race.
There's retro, and then there's "The Artist." Shot in B&W, with little dialogue, the French period piece about a '20 silent film star whose career collapses with the advent of talkies was predictably…