When it comes to children, most parents will cite the old adage: "It's impossible to pick a favorite." The same could easily be said for Oscar's supporting thesp races.
For actors whose role is in a language other than English, the Oscar has always been more than a bit elusive for myriad reasons, but a pair from this year's contenders could break through.
For decades, Hollywood has imported talent from non-English speaking countries. Our first Oscar winner for lead actor, in fact, was Swiss-born Emil Jannings. And since talent doesn't exist in a…
There are those who win a second lead acting Oscar, but it happens only occasionally -- and not to many of those you might expect.
Modern Gothic iconography comes in all shapes and sizes; A dark, menacing concrete bunker. A gloomy rehearsal space. A lonely college dorm. An isolated beach house.
The unspoken rule for Oscar-winning cinematography is this: Pretty landscapes win
At first, cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle jokes about the challenge of shooting much of Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" in an ultra confined space.
Stephen Frears' "Tamara Drewe" opens with the vision of a muscular, shirtless hunk splitting wood as the sun rises over rolling pastures and the music of chirping birds fills the air.
Blending quality visual effects and live action motion pictures is a science and an art, with roots that go back to the dawn of cinema and Georges Méliès.
"The Town," a slick, modern caper movie directed by and starring Ben Affleck, might seem to be another in a long series of caper films with a kinetic, ingeniously filmed heist at its heart.