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.
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…
Maybe the MPAA had a plan when they gave "Blue Valentine" an NC-17.
If the implications of the Valerie Plame scandal were lost on most, "Fair Game" lays out a pretty clear case without sacrificing the personal drama behind the public events.
A few exceptions like "Ben-Hur" and "The Departed" aside, Oscar hasn't smiled on too many remakes. But that's no reason to count out Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit," which has been described not as…
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.