One of the brightest lights on the fall film festival scene, "Juno" is quickly racing toward major contender status without yet having bowed in theaters.
With "Zodiac," David Fincher, the director of stylish genre pics ("Seven," "Panic Room"), becomes David Fincher, the master craftsman.
One of the biggest literary successes of recent years, Afghan-born author Khaled Hosseini's 2003 novel about his pre-9/11 homeland is destined to be one of the most discussed adaptations this Oscar…
The 25 contenders tapped by Variety aside, a major nomination could be reaped by still more films. Among them:
Quick fact: Sidney Lumet, director of "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," was born five years before there were any Oscars.
Any script that prominently involves an anatomically correct sex doll leaves a lot of room for things to get, well, tacky. But "Lars and the Real Girl" deftly skirts any vulgarity and accomplishes…
As "The Bucket List" encourages audiences to contemplate all those personal goals still left to accomplish, one can't help but wonder how many more Oscars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman hope to…
In his first film since his directing Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain," Ang Lee again defies expectations with "Lust, Caution."
From "Wag the Dog" to "Primary Colors," Oscar loves a salacious political satire. "Charlie Wilson's War" makes George Bush's college indiscretions look like child's play compared to the kind of…
Screenwriter Tony Gilroy's directorial debut has become the fall's most burnished, acclaimed reminder of the conscience-stricken '70s suspense drama, a tale of corporate malfeasance and its…
Despite its bold impressionistic storytelling, painter-turned-director Julian Schnabel's third feature "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" fits squarely into an Oscar tradition: the tale of one man's…