The star's heartfelt performances in his two latest films can't redeem the fact that his once-beloved archetype doesn't speak for America the way it used to.
While accepting his award, Graham Moore initially seemed to speak to the LGBT struggle. In truth, he ignored it.
The Academy Awards ceremony has never been particularly friendly to big displays of social advocacy. So what happened this year?
The Atlantic's film critic forecasts the winners who will walk the Dolby stage this Sunday, and tips his hat to the worthy candidates the Academy missed, but who shouldn't be forgotten.
It's unlikely to ever happen, but an Academy Award for archival legwork could help solve the growing awards-season problem of tearing down films for supposed inaccuracies.
Trust-fund babies and entrepreneurs are bankrolling auteur-minded films, with varying results—but at least they're not sequels.
Matthew Vaughn's new film about an elite intelligence service combines winking spy-film tropes with impeccably choreographed (and very violent) action.
From its damsel-in-distress lead to its ridiculous animal hybrids, the Wachowskis' $175 million space opera is an utter mess.
In 1971 the documentary project tried to access the person behind the persona. It ended up with a magnificent performance.
Kevin McDonald's submarine thriller may not be a masterpiece, but the Jude Law-led genre movie stands out at a time when very little else at the multiplex does.
Richard Linklater's indie classic came out two decades ago, marking the beginning of the Boyhood director's grand experiments with time.
The country's entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars is a rare example of a director's prestige prevailing over a fiercely controlling propaganda machine.
Chris Hemsworth grunts his way through Michael Mann's woeful sop to global audiences.
The military biopic rejects patriotic pablum to explore war's uncomfortable moral complexities.
Today's nominations are a throwback to the year that Braveheart swept the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu and Wes Anderson's quirky hits lead with nine nominations apiece. But a risky screener gambit didn't pay off for Selma, which scored merely two nods of its own.
The winner for Best Picture would seem to have a leg up on the Oscar race, but recent history has shown that the Globes don't account for late-breaking buzz.
At the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler broke with good taste, but with a purpose.
Oscar Isaac dazzles in J. C. Chandor’s gripping, understated thriller.
Don't read too much into this first-ever adaptation of the postmodern novelist's work, which is faithfully light and generally groovy.