Oscars: Germany Selects 'Toni Erdmann' for Foreign-Language Category
Maren Ade's comedy about the relationship between a career woman and her jokester father, has been a critical smash on the festival circuit this year.
Oscar Voters Ponder Nate Parker and 'Birth of a Nation': "I Would Not Go to the Movie"
The writer-director-star's resurfaced rape trial details spark industry uproar as the film's rivals pounce: "Personally, I find it really hard to separate the man from the film," says one Academy voter.
Oscars: Saudi Arabia Selects 'Barakah Meets Barakah' for Foreign-Language Submission
The rom-com will be the country's second-ever foreign-language entry, following Haifaa Al Mansour’s 'Wadjda' in 2013.
Oscars: Australia Selects 'Tanna' for Foreign-Language Category
Lightyear Entertainment will release the film in the U.S. beginning Sept. 19.
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Eddie Murphy ('Mr. Church')
The enigmatic legend opens up in his first podcast interview about his hits and misses ("Any movie that I was in that they paid me a lot of money for was a f—ing smash"), the world today ("I haven't read a newspaper in 20 years ... I don't have email") and why he's returning to the big screen after a five-year absence — in a drama ("There was no pressure at all because there was no expectation").
Oscars: Romania Selects 'Sieranevada' for Foreign-Language Category
A Romanian film has never been nominated for the foreign-language Oscar.
- 'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Taraji P. Henson ('Empire')
- Oscars: Academy Approves New Ukraine Selection Committee in Foreign Language Category
- Oscars: Switzerland Selects 'My Life as a Courgette' For Foreign-Language Category
- Oscars: Academy Expands Use of Digital Screeners to Include Documentary Contenders
- 'Toni Erdmann,' 'Fritz Bauer' Among German Oscar Hopefuls
- Academy: Cheryl Boone Isaacs Re-Elected to 4th Term as President
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Gloria Steinem ('Woman')
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'The Martian': TIFF Review
Ridley Scott adapts Andy Weir's sci-fi novel about an astronaut, played by Matt Damon, left stranded and struggling to survive on Mars.
'The Big Short': AFI Fest Review
Adam McKay's all-star comedy vehicle is about a bunch of Wall Street wiseguys who made a mint out of the financial crisis.
'Room': Telluride Review
Brie Larson stars as a mother forced to raise her child in a single room in Lenny Abrahamson's adaptation of the popular novel by Emma Donoghue.
'Bridge of Spies': NYFF Review
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg reteam for the director's new movie, a true-life espionage tale that premiered at the New York Film Festival.
'Spotlight': Venice Review
Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams play Boston Globe reporters trying to expose a cover-up of sexually abusive priests in Tom McCarthy's fact-based drama.