Anthony Swofford on 'The Messenger'
Richard Montoya on 'Precious'
This season's directing contenders -- those garnering critics' org attention and nominations buzz -- in one sense worked within two opposing categories of scope and ambition: Either they took us to a…
"She so completely creates a world that all of us -- women and men -- aspire to live in."
The film that captured my heart this year more than any other was "Up."
In my limited opportunity to see film these days, I was prompted by several really smart friends who urged me to catch a viewing of "Fantastic Mr. Fox."
Oren Moverman's "The Messenger" expresses a metaphor for the pain of war in the very description of its subject.
When I saw "The Hurt Locker" this fall, I instantly wrote to director, Kathryn Bigelow.
Rob Marshall is a filmmaker plus. The plus is the gargantuan talent and technique he possesses for creating, not just films, but film musicals.
I was moved to see the arrival of such a film. The story has a specificity to a certain group of people, and there's an interesting exploration of nonconventional editing, storytelling, etc.
The Coen brothers' "A Serious Man" is a brilliant illustration of the midcentury collision of Jewish ethnicity and the American dream.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions