In another strange sign of the mounting culture wars, Viola Davis’s emotional Oscars tribute to artists has become political fodder.
Over the course of the season, the show’s latest villain just might have … grown as a person.
The Fences Best Supporting Actress testified to art’s ability to tell the stories of regular people.
The stunning film’s unexpected triumph is part of a larger trend toward more small and intimate projects for the Academy.
Did the prank with “Gary from Chicago” and his band of tourists humble Hollywood—or just condescend?
In an era when audiences are so sure about so much, the mistake—simple, dramatic, human—can be a wonderful thing.
Despite being 3,000 miles away, the president loomed larger in the Dolby Theatre than the Academy itself.
The Broadway revival of the Sondheim musical, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is a glorious tribute to the process of making art.
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Celebrities are celestial because of Shakespeare. And because of Chaucer. And because of the weird workings of the movie camera.
His team-up with Calvin Harris and Migos on "Slide" scrambles some expectations, but mostly just sounds like summer.
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Macon Blair’s directorial debut, a big winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, swerves wildly between indie comedy and ultra-violence.
The far-right candidate leads in French polls, but her challenges may prove insurmountable.
The Fences actor might collect his third Oscar this year, an achievement only attained by a handful of Hollywood’s biggest icons.
The Key & Peele comedian Jordan Peele makes a confident, richly textured debut as a writer and director.