While it may have been nine months since "Shutter Island" opened (long enough to relegate films such as "Greenberg" and "A Prophet" to the deepest recesses of moviegoers' memories), don't expect…
Set and shot in the Ozarks, unfolds like a latter-day Greek epic in the sensitive and capable hands of director Debra Granik.
Few films launch from the gate with the instant Oscar speculation that "The Social Network" did.
After demonstrating that he can be taken seriously as a director with "Gone Baby Gone," Ben Affleck returns with an even more ambitious project this year in "The Town."
Between a wide-open picture field and wiggle room in other races, here are the dozen other films with the best shot at serious Oscar attention.
Danny Boyle's first movie since winning the best director Oscar for "Slumdog Millionaire" puts him in the running once again, with a playful and vigorous you-are-there telling of real-life rock…
Ironically, the year the Academy opened up its visual effects race to five nominees has been a light one for top-notch visual effects.
In the 30 years since "Tess," nobody thought Roman Polanski had a chance at being in the Oscar race, and then he made a movie called "The Pianist" that came darn close to sweeping the Oscars.
Maybe the MPAA had a plan when they gave "Blue Valentine" an NC-17.
This third adventure in the beloved Pixar franchise is universally acknowledged as that rarest of projects -- a triumphant synthesis of art and commerce.