Evoking the mid- to late-20th century without stylizing to the point of viewer distraction is a tricky endeavor, but five cinematographers have managed to capture the essence of recent time periods…
The year's crop of heavy dramas has offered works of such an unsettling nature that they practically dare the viewer to look away. And yet the filmmaker's job -- and therefore the d.p.'s by proxy…
Lights, camera, action. That works for live action and stop-motion animation, which use physical lights.
Disney is singing more than one type of toon this awards season.
Foreign-language films are where BAFTA breaks step with the Oscars. The voting system is markedly different, with only four of this year's 65 Oscar entries having qualified for the 2010 BAFTAs.
Each Oscar season has its share of obvious front-runners attached to studio pictures and hotly hyped movies for which nominations seem practically a given. But the real suspense every year lies in…
During February's Academy Awards broadcast, the focus returned again and again to the performers from "Slumdog Millionaire." From the attractive young budding-star leads Dev Patel and Freida Pinto to…
While this year's Oscar hopefuls wait for that early-morning call Feb. 2 when the nominations are announced, some notable and perennial contenders are taking a breather this time around as they…
As the number of adult dramas being made declines, so does the amount of interesting work for maturing actors, both male and female. What's less clear is whether the present dismal economy has…
When the Academy last month announced the 15 feature docs selected for its shortlist, it also sent out a message that who you are and what your film does at the box office have no bearing on the…