Seldom immune to the charms of the hopeless and/or noble cause, Academy voters could turn a generous eye on helmer Tony Goldwyn's true-life tale of Betty Ann Waters, who became a lawyer so she could…
This year, the foreign lingo category boasts submissions from 65 countries
It might not be the bigscreen version of ABC's hit series "Modern Family," nor is it the kind of comedy that wears its laughs on its sleeve, but the well-observed sincerity of " The Kids Are All…
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…
It's hard enough maintaining an animation franchise. Launching a new one is nearly impossible.
A successful animated brand is often the gift that keeps on giving.
Sixteen toons submitted but the branch has yet to rule on whether they all qualify. Given the category's rules, if just one falls out, the category shrinks to three nominees. The 15 entries below…
In 1978, as he stood at the podium to present the Oscar for directing, Francis Ford Coppola took a moment to talk to the incipient digital age and the "communications revolution" that was about to…
In the boutique world of film preservation, less associated with the glamour of Hollywood than with cold vaults and tedious research, Kevin Brownlow is an immense star.
His portraits have run the gamut from Latin American dictators to Cambodian warlords, but the Brooklyn boy has always maintained his affinity for the types of his old neighborhood.
Jean-Luc Godard never courted Hollywood. Fittingly, at the height of his international renown, he ignored the siren's call by turning down a chance to direct Warren Beatty in "Bonnie and Clyde."