Steven Spielberg and war are a potent awards combination ("Schindler's List," "Saving Private Ryan"), as are the two-time Best Director winner and tales of youthful friendship ("ET").
This year's documentary Oscar race just got bigger. With a rule change that allows films to qualify over a 16-month period (Sept. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2011, instead of just September to August)…
Anyone who's had a child can relate to the central situation of Yasmina Reza's "God of Carnage," in which a playground tiff ends in a bloodied mouth and a parental conference to sort out the…
Before "Martha Marcy May Marlene" debuted at Sundance, its chief talking point was that annoyingly alliterative title.
As overseas humanism takes many forms, lighter-hearted entries could break through phalanx of earnest political pics.
The founding of psychoanalysis was begging to come to the screen.
Despite Woody Allen's insoluble association with New York (and a more-than-implied aversion to Los Angeles), the writer-director found new vitality in a carefree sojourn abroad this year with…
Field slowly comes into focus as voters assess year-end releases, leaving hope for little guys.
Don't let the flowered shirts and soft Hawaiian breeze fool you: "The Descendants" will receive a hard-core kudos push from Fox Searchlight.
The prospect of "Moneyball" earning a best picture nom but falling short of the Oscar would be poetic, a case of life imitating art imitating life.
Terrence Malick is one of a handful of American filmmakers with an unmistakable auteurial stamp: whispery, internal voice-over monologues meld with seemingly random, if exquisite, shots of nature to…