Awards watchers and voters had already sampled most of this season’s five-star menu by the time Sony invited select press including Screen International to join SAG members for the first public screening of American Hustle on Nov 24.
Denis Villeneuve delivers a harrowing child-abduction tale in Prisoners. He tells Jeremy Kay about the film’s complex morality and why Hugh Jackman was the right actor to play Keller Dover
Oscar-winning documentary-maker Alex Gibney had recorded 200 hours of footage for his Lance Armstrong film before the doping allegations hit. He tells John Hazelton about rolling with events.
Singaporean director Anthony Chen hits close to home by drawing on childhood memories for his debut feature, Ilo Ilo.
Steve Coogan has embraced his serious side developing, producing, co-writing and starring in Philomena. Wendy Mitchell reports
Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity uses 3D to take audiences into the middle of a catastrophe. Michael Rosser talks to the film’s stereo supervisor, Chris Parks of Vision3, about the 3D demands of the production
Director Gyan Correa talks to Liz Shackleton about his debut feature The Good Road, selected by India as its official entry for the best foreign-language Oscar category.
With effects-heavy films more visible than ever and films across the board including more individual visual-effects shots, John Hazelton surveys this year’s crowded field of awards contenders
The upcoming European Film Awards (Dec 7) will celebrate the diversity of European film-making, thanks to a voting body that refuses to follow the crowd. Louise Tutt looks at this year’s contenders
From Afghanistan to Venezuela the submissions for the foreign-language film Oscar bring together work from both newcomers and established names. Screen profiles the submissions from a record 76 countries
From tales of lesbian romance, errant villagers and unwanted pregnancy to a road movie and dreams of escape, Screen profiles the five South Asian films submitted to the Oscars’ foreign-language film category.