UK-based historical pageants have dazzled the Academy from 1933's best picture "Cavalcade" through 1998's "Shakespeare in Love" and 2006's "The Queen," marking "The King's Speech" as tailor-made, if…
Two words: Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winning superstar returns as a mother coping with the death of her son in an emotional performance that has Academy recognition etched into its every icy stare and…
In the first 80 years of Oscar, only one animated film had ever been nominated for best picture: 1991's "Beauty and the Beast." Then the Academy went back to considering 10 contenders, and "Up" made…
This third adventure in the beloved Pixar franchise is universally acknowledged as that rarest of projects -- a triumphant synthesis of art and commerce.
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.
If the name Lesley Manville doesn't ring a bell, you haven't been watching Mike Leigh movies closely enough. After "Another Year," you'll never forget her.
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…
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."
In David O. Russell's unconventionally conventional biopic of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo play Ward's brother and mother, respectively -- the two people standing in the…
Set and shot in the Ozarks, unfolds like a latter-day Greek epic in the sensitive and capable hands of director Debra Granik.