Nothing brings out the unique nature of Hollywood's trademark blending of the sublime and absurd more than the Oscar race.
Conventional-wisdom says that the Academy simply won't allow 1996 to repeat itself in 1997, and permit last year's Oscar dominance by indie and foreign films.
If there was one picture this year that seemed destined to reap the whole works, it's Steven Spielberg's "Amistad."
Barry Kemp, the TV scribe and producer responsible for "Newhart" and "Coach," is moving like a blitzing linebacker into the feature world with three new projects to write and/or produce for Universal…
As in years past there is always room for an old-fashioned arthouse costume drama in the Oscar mix. And "The Wings of the Dove" has the strong possibility of copping beaucoup nominations in both the…
Not since "Chinatown" (1974) has a film about the corrupt past of Los Angeles been turned out with the buzz of "L.A. Confidential."
Even the critics who've taken Hollywood to task for producing a glut of underwhelming movies have to admit the problem doesn't rest with the performers. There's a crowded pack of first-rate thesps…
Gillian Armstrong's Australian love story, based on Peter Carey's novel, "Oscar and Lucinda,'' enormously benefits from being one of the few epics this season --- albeit lining up against more amply…
Arnon Milchan's New Regency shifted its studio deal in September from Warner Bros. in Burbank to 20th Century Fox in Century City, a distance of approximately 8 miles and about $50 --- $60 million…
Quentin Tarantino eluded the sophomore jinx in a huge way after "Reservoir Dogs" put him on the filmland map in 1992 by scoring an Oscar win for best screenplay for one of the best picture nominees…
The last time Martin Scorsese left New York on a spiritual mission was back in 1988 when his "The Last Temptation of Christ" drew a flurry of Christian protests and the odd case of a solo Oscar…