The remake rights for foreign-language pics have always been a hot commodity -- "Let Me In," remade from Swedish hit "Let the Right One In," is the latest high-profile example.
As lyrically shot and poignant as it may be, "Steam of Life" inarguably makes for an unusual choice to rep Finland in the Oscar race for foreign-language feature, though for different reasons…
Albania “East, West, East” (Gjergj Xhuvani) Algeria “Outside the Law” (Rachid Bouchareb) Argentina “Carancho” (Pablo Trapero) Austria “La Pivellina” (Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel) Azerbaijan “The…
There are those who win a second lead acting Oscar, but it happens only occasionally -- and not to many of those you might expect.
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…
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.