Oscar voters may reside in the blue states, but there's still a "Father Knows Best" mentality when it comes to "wifely" roles. This year, though, there are several performances that are being Oscar…
In Alejandro Amenabar's "The Sea Inside" quadriplegic Spanish poet Ramon Sampedro, played by Javier Bardem, is gently teased by his sister-in-law Manuela about the "harem" he keeps.
Hilary Swank, who won an Oscar at age 25 for her performance in 1999's "Boys Don't Cry," knows a thing or two about great expectations. The award immediately placed her in rarified company, and under…
In some of the year's most-high-profile movies, the buck stopped at the director's chair -- because the helmer also happened to be producing the picture.
AMADEUS (1984) Who: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 18th century Austrian composer and boy genius Star turn: Tom Hulce portrays the musician as an impetuous, giggling enfant terrible. Bigscreen spin: Casts…
However folks overseas celebrated the start of the New Year, going to the cinema didn't figure high up on their menu of choices over the weekend.
The Backlot: Consider the anomalies of Viacom's decision to hire Brad Grey. No studio in memory has ever brought in a head of production so lacking in formal filmmaking credentials of corporate…
Brad Grey will become Sherry Lansing's successor at Paramount Pictures, a signal that corporate parent Viacom intends to follow through on its promise to re-invigorate the studio.
With boffo results spread throughout the marketplace, specialty films, which have had a tough time finding traction outside big cities like L.A. and Gotham, saw refreshingly strong results over the…
Oscar hopefuls from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will be screened during the sixth annual Scandinavian Film Festival L.A., running Jan. 14-16.
Palm Pictures topper Chris Blackwell's inaugural Goldeneye Film Festival wrapped Dec. 13, marking the close to the experimental event hatched by the Island Records founder, at which most films screen…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions