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American Sniper may not have come out of Oscar weekend with any of the top prizes, but it did come away with a new cumulative box office of more than $320 million. That's by far the highest of any war film in history, not to mention more than all the other Oscar Best Picture nominees combined.
David Ayer's Fury is one of the few that warrants its length (or most of it). Brutal, punishing and exciting -- in that order -- Fury gives you an approximation of what it would be like to spend a few action-packed days trapped inside an under-equipped American tank toward the end of WWII.
As the evidence shows, Monuments Men would not have been in the awards mix. Well-made and honorable, it's also a movie that never achieves much momentum.
4 popped kernels (Scale: 0-4) Based on actual events, four Somali pirates take over an unarmed freighter and hold the captain
In order to win Best Picture, a movie must conjure up a person who Academy members are rooting for. In other words, the film with the best face behind the title wins.
Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit was a seminal work in shaping thinking about consciousness and history. Steven Spielberg has created the cinematic equivalent of Hegel in Lincoln.
"I love making movies and of course, you want to reach as wide an audience as you can, but I would never not do it. I've had plenty of movies that bombed, but I still loved those experiences."
Here are 12 war films that touch on modern warfare (from the First World War onward) and run the gamut of conflicts and human emotions, centering on the core issues often at work in the nasty business of war.
Are the Academy Awards rigged? Film buffs, conspiracy theorists and bloggers have raised the question for years, but have
On Feb. 10, "Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace" gets re-released in 3D. There are many things about "The Phantom Menace" not to like: Jar Jar Binks, Jake Lloyd, the taxation of galactic trade routes. There is one thing that we all did seem to like: Darth Maul.
Ever noticed that every Steven Spielberg movie tends to have at least one shot of a camera slowly zooming into someone's
When it comes to Tom Hanks, movie critics are certain of two things: 1. he's forged a brilliant career filled with monumental
New to the market is Richard Neutra's Staller House for $10.9 million. Built in 1955, this post and beam style home was renovated
Dennis Farina. You have to love him. You can't help yourself. Farina's latest leading role as Joe May in The Last Rites of Joe May puts us under a new kind of mesmerizing spell.
Within three minutes of sitting down with Edward Burns to talk about film, you're having such a good time that you literally want to run him around the corner to the legendary Blarney Stone pub.
He has been compared to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, yet the very prolific singer-songwriter Matthew Ryan has eluded pop stardom.