For director Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan" is immensely personal. It begins with a sister who underwent rigorous ballet training, follows him through film school and a meeting with Natalie Portman.
James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been tapped to co-host the Feb. 27 Academy Awards.
German Oscar hopeful "Die Fremde" (When We Leave) by Feo Aladag has won the European Parliament's Lux prize.
When the industry sees a forthcoming pic as weighed down with baggage, it can take marketing savvy -- and a little luck -- to overcome those lowered expectations and stay competitive at year's end.
Great work involves high risk. Several of the year's most lauded filmmakers and creatives talk about the big challenges in the movies they made -- and what kept them up at night, until they got it…
Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek work exquisitely together in the indie "Get Low." In one particular area, however, they don't share common ground.
When "Cairo Time" star Patricia Clarkson looks at the well of potential female nominees for lead actress, she sees plenty of competition, but feels great about it.
When Lisa Cholodenko's domestic comedy "The Kids Are All Right" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, the reviews ranged from solid to outright ecstatic.
One could argue that actresses have already transcended gender in Hollywood. After all, several female thesps from Angelina Jolie ("Salt") to Helen Mirren (the upcoming "Arthur" redo) have nabbed…
When Jennifer Lawrence was on "Monk" in 2006, she and her parents recalled the year before -- when they were holed up in a Florida motel preparing for a fruitless Abercrombie shoot. They laughed.
To prep for the part of a celebrity French TV journalist who survives the 2004 tsunami in Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter," Belgian thesp Cecile de France devourd whatever books she could find on dying…