The Palm Springs Film Festival will honor "Little Miss Sunshine" with its Chairman's Vanguard Award.
If veteran British actor Richard Griffiths had his way, all actors over 55 would be issued a 3-lb. wet salmon with which to slap the face of every young, beautiful, successful upstart.
When American filmmakers bemoan their "struggle" to make a film, they usually mean financial woes or unsympathetic studio bosses. But elsewhere in the world, when war and cultural strife interfere…
Who gets to compete? Every year that question sparks controversy in Oscar's foreign-language category. 2005 was especially contentious as four of the 58 submitted films were disqualified for…
Zhang Jiarui's "The Road" took the top Golden Pyramid for film at the 30th Cairo Film Festival. Event, which opened Nov. 28, concluded Friday with a glittering closing ceremony.
It's not called the American Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, but the Oscars have historically been a domestic affair. It wasn't until 1945 that a foreign-language film won an Oscar…
Some actors were born to play tortured souls. In 2001, a 20-year-old Ryan Gosling delivered a breakout performance as a Jewish neo-Nazi in Henry Bean's Sundance hit "The Believer." Five years later…
The Boston Society of Film Critics mobbed up for "The Departed," naming the Boston-set gangster pic the best film of 2006. The movie (shot in Boston and New York) also won for director (Martin…
A record-setting 61 countries submitted films for consideration in this year's race. Only five will advance.
If all the films that might benefit from reconsideration during Oscar season, "World Trade Center" may have the most to gain. Not because it failed to get a fair shake the first time around, but…
Until he got to Africa, Leonardo DiCaprio admits, his exposure to the conflicts surrounding diamond mining was limited. "I was like anybody else, I'd heard whispers, but it wasn't until I got to…