Watching a movie is a little like going out on a date. A good first impression is very important, then if you can get through dinner without too many awkward silences, you might just have it made…
The dark side of the human soul is familiar terrain for Martin Scorsese. But when he first read the script for "Shutter Island," it took him to such unexpected places he stayed up well past his…
This group will be among those to get a look from Academy voters
Making the psychological horror-thriller "Shutter Island," Martin Scorsese asked Leonardo DiCaprio to play his nerve-jangled U.S. Marshal three different ways, modulating the levels of intensity and…
An unusual pairing of rock and documentary made history four years ago when Melissa Etheridge accepted the first best original song Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth."
No Academy group has tinkered more with its rules than the music branch. Over the years, categories have been added and subtracted, and the award titles have changed repeatedly.
Four of this year's most visually striking dramas -- "I Am Love," "Somewhere," "Cairo Time" and "Eat Pray Love" -- are set in places that are so integral to the narrative that the stories could not…
The composers and lyricists behind some the year's most talked about movie tunes discuss their motivation and their aesthetic, often singing the praises of their collaborators in the process.
From the start, director Derek Cianfrance had one band only in mind to score his movie "Blue Valentine": Grizzly Bear.
When Jan Kaczmarek was approached to score "Get Low," he was attracted to the idea of infusing the music with subtle elements of American bluegrass, which he describes as "having a mystery in it."