Multi-character slices of life have often piqued Oscar's interest, from director Robert Altman's best-picture nominees "MASH," "Nashville" and "The Player" to such eclectic, character-teeming…
Pic's biggest Oscar battle will be to counter its reputation as a commercial project. Not helping is the possessory "John Grisham's" in front of the title.
This dysfunctional family drama set in suburban Connecticut examines the sexual revolution of the swinging 1970s.
A weightless, through-the-looking-glass tale about pop music ostensibly aimed at club-kid dancing machines, "Alice on Stage" will prove too unbelievable for anyone beyond the first blush of acne…
It's a shame that the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has discontinued its Newcomer of the Year award, because Bart the Bear would be the Pia Zadora of 1997: Bart stole 20th Century Fox's "The Edge"…
In 1997, Joss Whedon and Kevin Williamson emerged out of the ink-stained, albeit well-paid, screenwriting underclass, ascending to the rarefied air of TV and film moguldom.
The title of this film tells it all. It dispenses a great deal of good will and calls to mind a host of other dramas from "Forrest Gump" to "Awakenings" that dealt with difficult psychological or…
Helmer James L. Brooks' feel-good "people who need people" picture reunites him with Jack Nicholson, who won a second Oscar for his "Endearment" role as Garrett Breedlove, and appeared unbilled in…
If Oscar honors were based purely on quality of work and logic, there would be no Oscar pools, handicapping, heated cocktail talk and curmudgeonly complaining about no-shows and couldabeens.
Every year it gets harder to single out that one feature film that pushed forward the already staggeringly advanced envelope of special effects production.
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…