Articles by Sharon Waxman



Scorsese Finally Bags Best Director Oscar

  • 27 February 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Twenty-six years and seven snubs after his first Oscar nomination, for ""Raging Bull,"" Martin Scorsese finally felt the warm embrace of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as he was named best director and his murderous mob thriller ""The Departed"" was named the best picture of 2006.

'Star Wars' Breaks Box-Office Records

  • 24 May 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
""Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith"" became the year's first movie blockbuster and set some historic benchmarks as it rode a record-breaking debut on Thursday to the biggest sales ever for a four-day opening, $158.5 million.

Anti-Bush Film Grosses $22M

  • 29 June 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Michael Moore's anti-Bush ""Fahrenheit 9/11"" became the highest-grossing documentary of all time on its first weekend in release, taking in $21.8 million as it packed theaters across the United States.

Movie Premieres Going Global to Counter Pirates

  • 23 December 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
From Singapore to Stockholm to New York to Mexico City, fans lined up this weekend to see the final cinematic episode of the J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy, ""The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,"" part of a growing global moviegoing phenomenon.

Under the Media Microscope

Kazan Can't Shed 'Informer' Image 47 Years On

Clash of Big-Budget Titans Begins

'Star Wars' Remakes Give Luke the Force

Golden Globes Tarnished

Menendez Brothers Found Guilty