So there's this plucky underdog trying to get to Southern California to compete for the prize of "Little Miss Oscar." As far as it has come, how can we be sure it'll make the final cut?
The Pursuit of Happyness" is the true story of Chris Gardner, a hard-scrabbling salesman who, along with his young son, survives poverty in the early 1980s and eventually lands a job at a San…
Torturous love stories about foreigners in exotic lands have a history of being popular among kudos voters. Prior picture winners such as "Out of Africa" and "The English Patient" saw multiple…
Pedro Almodovar began his career as a high-heeled renegade, churning out transgressive, gender-bending dramedies that brought the post-Franco Spanish film scene to international attention.
Release: Dec. 22 Distributor: Universal Oscar Alums: Robert De Niro (supporting actor, “The Godfather Part II”; actor, “Raging Bull”), Matt Damon (screenplay, “Good Will Hunting”), Angelina Jolie…
Anjelica Huston is headed back behind the camera, signing on to direct "Give Us a Kiss," a comic-drama set in the Ozarks that has been acquired by Focus.
Release: Dec. 8 Distributor: Weinstein Co./MGM Oscar Alums: Anthony Minghella (director, “The English Patient”), Sydney Pollack (picture, director, “Out of Africa”), Juliette Binoche (supporting…
A look at pix and their visuals. Award season 2007.
If Todd Field's movies reveal the keen insight of a short story writer on the level of Cheever, Carver or Alice Munro, the filmmaker arrives at emotional truths with more than a mere appreciation of…
A list of the submissions for the 2007 Academy Awards.
Before Michael Moore hit box office and Oscar gold with "Bowling for Columbine" in 2002, breaking $1 million at box office with a documentary was about as common as rolling a 300 on Saturday night…