Egypt has selected Ibrahim El Batout's eye-opening drama "Winter of Discontent," about the events that led up to the Tahrir Square uprising, as its candidate for the foreign-language film Academy…
The Contenders 2011
Femme field full of experienced campaigners while men rep mostly rookie entries
Oh, sure, it's been called middlebow. And yes, critics -- mostly male -- strained to recognize the film's strengths. But soph helmer-scribe Tate Taylor treated the beloved bestselling material with…
As head of the FBI for nearly four decades, J. Edgar Hoover knew the secrets of some of the country's most powerful men, but fiercely guarded his own.
Arguably one of the most worshipful biopics about an actor to date, "My Week With Marilyn" recalls the period in Marilyn Monroe's career when she filmed "The Prince and the Showgirl" at Pinewood…
Despite Woody Allen's insoluble association with New York (and a more-than-implied aversion to Los Angeles), the writer-director found new vitality in a carefree sojourn abroad this year with…
The prospect of "Moneyball" earning a best picture nom but falling short of the Oscar would be poetic, a case of life imitating art imitating life.
If this year's newly elastic best-picture race allows a summer blockbuster to slip in, Paramount's alien-invasion thriller "Super 8" could well be the prime beneficiary.
The name's Smiley, George Smiley -- and he's the opposite of 007 in nearly every way.
Glenn Close's commitment to her title character in "Albert Nobbs" appears as unrelenting as her decades-long efforts to bring the film to the bigscreen itself.