Darkest Hour stands apart from more routine historical dramas.
Margaret Betts on "Novitiate"; Alexandra Billings on transgender negativity; Visual language of oppression; Curious pleasure of TV edits; Collapse of "House of Cards."
A preview of the 2016 version of the Chicago film lovers' event, including more than two dozen Chicago premieres.
Roger's Favorites: writer/directors Terrence Malick and Charlie Kaufman.
Roger's Favorites: actors John and Joan Cusack.
A report from SXSW on five noteworthy world premieres.
A look at the latest additions to the now-completed Sundance 2016 lineup.
A Venice report on the latest from Charlie Kaufman & Laurie Anderson, as well as two other amazing films.
A report from the August 2015 installment of the Midwest Independent Film Festival in Chicago.
An interview with film critic Matt Fagerholm.
A piece on our obsession with anti-heroes, and an argument for the rewarding arc of the likable character.
A report on the atmosphere at the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival and its best film, "Maidan."
Writer/director Gillian Robespierre and star Jenny Slate discuss their edgy romantic comedy Obvious Child, a festival hit at Sundance and SXSW.
Jason Bateman talks about directing, working with kids, and shaking up his nice-guy image for an R-rated comedy.
Eric Kohn attends the Oscars; The economical realities of being an actor in Hollywood; Product placement at the Oscars; A woman confronts her critics; Remembering the Laser Age.
Highlights of the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
A continuously updated list of the winners of the 86th Annual Academy Awards, announced on March 2, 2014.
The calculation of odds is finished. The campaigning is done. Erik Childress predicts the winners of the Oscars.
Links to all the essays about our picks for who deserves Oscars during this week-long event. Updated daily.
A career view on Bill Murray; Personally connecting to Her; An editor from The New Yorker waxes poetic on aging, intimacy and death; Long takes on television; and a Hollywood desert land.
Nell Minow makes the case for Best Original Screenplay for Spike Jonze's "Her."
The Producers Guild, the Writers Guild and the Directors Guild have all weighed in. How good are they as predictors of the Oscars?
Sam Fragoso ranks all 22 films he saw at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Sam Fragoso on two films at the Sundance Film Festival.
What were the surprises, snubs and twists of today's Oscar nominations?
The nominations from the Producers Guild, Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild have announced their nominations, and the Oscars race is starting to come into focus.