Apart from a few school plays, 15-year-old Tye Sheridan had almost no acting experience when he was cast as Brad Pitt's youngest son in Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life."
New Jersey-born Jared Gilman and Massachusetts native Kara Hayward were only 12 when they were plucked from open-audition obscurity to play the young romantic leads in Wes Anderson's "Moonrise…
Though an increasing number of indie arthouses are navigating into nonprofit territory, it still takes innovation and savvy to make sure the lights stay on.
American arthouses screening the latest studio-backed indies ("Black Swan," "The King's Speech") can piggyback their marketing efforts on distributors' deep-pocketed campaigns, but with limited ad…
As lyrically shot and poignant as it may be, "Steam of Life" inarguably makes for an unusual choice to rep Finland in the Oscar race for foreign-language feature, though for different reasons…
As a staple at Manhattan's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater for just over a decade, comedian and writer Chris Gethard ("Weird New York") has taken auds to some far-out places -- sometimes literally.
Ask Kathryn Bigelow about the obstacles facing the production of "The Hurt Locker," and she cuts right to logistics. "The biggest challenge was getting all the material we needed on an extremely…
Village Voice and GreenCine Daily critic Aaron Hillis confronts the conventional wisdom that 1939 was the last year deserving of 10 best picture nominees.
Seth Green still acts plenty, but it's his tireless hustle as creator, exec producer and head writer (titles he shares with Matthew Senreich) of the Emmy- and Annie-winning "Robot Chicken" that fills…