No two mothers are alike. That's the unavoidable conclusion in such films as Pedro Almodovar's "Volver," Todd Field's "Little Children" and Stephen Frears' "The Queen," in which it's not just enough…
Is Oscar the gold standard in its anointing of the best pic laurel? We juxtapose the Academy's choice with the four major critics' organizations (the National Board of Review, usually first out of…
In the nearly 80 years of its existence, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has sought out films that, even if they aren't that good, could at least be considered good for you: adaptations…
Regardless of their Oscar chances ("Road to Guantanamo" is ineligible due to its TV debut in the U.K. prior to its theatrical release), the following topical features have generated debate for…
Sundance Institute has selected a dozen projects for its annual January Screenwriters Lab, running Jan. 12-17 at the Sundance Resort in Utah.
EMI Group, which Thursday pulled out of takeover talks with private equity firm Permira, is paying ¥21 billion ($179 million) to buy Toshiba's 45% share in Toemi, their Japanese joint venture music…
The Eye is adding an ear. CBS will launch a digital record label in January, signing artists with the goal of breaking them via television show placement, iTunes and the Eye web's broadband channel.
Two films by Nicholas Ray screen at the Egyptian, Keshet Chaim dance ensemble performs The Meshuga Nutcracker, Stevie Wonder rocks the Gibson Amphitheater, Spike Lee signs "When the Levees Broke,"…
In the hi-def DVD format war among gamers, Blu-ray has an early lead getting into homes. But since every PlayStation 3 comes standard with Blu-ray player, whether buyers want one or not, there's no…
David Lynch, whose latest film, "Inland Empire," expands today.