Amid the worldwide economic recession, international moviegoers played a starring role in keeping Hollywood out of the doldrums in 2008.
Never underestimate the value of a change of scenery.
People make shorts for all sorts of reasons, but money is seldom ever one of them. "I don't think there's any financial hope for any short film since the beginning of time," says Alan Smith, one half…
Of all the Golden Globes categories, best motion picture - musical or comedy may be the hardest to get a bead on. For starters, it yokes together two distinct categories while segregating them from…
Hollywood has a long tradition of adapting plays and musicals for the screen. Critics whose job it is to assess such films say they give efforts like "Frost/Nixon," "Doubt" and "Mamma Mia!" no…
A sampling of lively opinions on some of this year's key Golden Globes noms - compiled by Karen Idelson.
Although "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" represents Claudio Miranda's first gig as d.p. on a David Fincher-directed feature, Miranda had a great deal of experience inside Fincher's digital…
In "Australia," director Baz Luhrmann pays homage to his homeland in a sweeping period saga that's also a throwback to the spectacles Hollywood used to make but rarely does anymore.
Like "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima" two years back, Tom Stern shot two Oscar-contending features for Clint Eastwood a few months apart using the same basic production methodology…
It's no coincidence that as the story of "The Dark Knight" unfolds, the imagery gets darker, right alongside the plot. Christopher Nolan and d.p. Wally Pfister planned it that way.
Arcane statistics are generally the purview of baseball fans, but Roger Deakins is fast becoming the Oscar-watcher's equivalent of Hack Wilson (190 RBIs, Chicago Cubs, 1930).