by Noel Murray
Conceived as a means to push the limits of computer animation, Pixar has evolved from a problem-solving wing in a tech company to an assured teller of moving stories. But its success as the latter has its roots in the former.
Hoffman began his career as a scene-stealing character actor and ended it, too soon, as one of the most assured, complex actors of his generation.
Ahead of the première of Big Eyes, Tim Burton’s latest feature, The Dissolve takes an exhaustive look at the director’s often frustrating, but always interesting, career.
Audrey Hepburn didn’t make that many movies, and never developed much of a range in those she did. She’s also undeniably one of film’s greatest stars.
A detailed look at Julia Roberts’ career focuses on her two most commonly seen faces, as charming Girl Next Door and as persona and icon.
The director of The French Connection and The Exorcist has a filmography filled with films at their best when throwing viewers into the messy middle of the action.
From Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coens have offered an often funny, but always bleak, view of how the world works.
An exhaustive look at Bill Murray’s career traces his journey from comedy star to respected actor—and finds his two talents have long been intertwined.
A filmography defined by long odds and improbable victories has made the man who was—and continues to be—Rocky Balboa one of cinema’s greatest survivors. But survival comes at a price.
A guide to the long career of Fritz Lang, which produced a filmography of great diversity while circling around the same preoccupations.
From David Mamet’s early days as a screenwriter-for-hire to his later career as a writer and director, his gift for pointed, precise language has stayed consistent, even if what he uses that language to say hasn’t.
Over the span of four decades, Jodie Foster has gone from playing girls who act as if they’ve seen it all to playing women who’ve seen too much. This seemingly improvised journey follows no course but the one Foster has made for herself.