With "Into the Wild," his fourth film as a director, Penn proves his ability to create the same memorable, mournful and probingly human story from behind the camera as in front of it. Since 1991's…
The studio-supported maverick is back, with many directors of this year's awards contenders being given the kind of free rein once enjoyed by the New Hollywood rebels of the 1970s.
After 16 years in Manhattan, the Gotham Awards have a new home in New York's outer borough, at Steiner Studios, the Brooklyn-based backlot.
Media entrepreneur Bloomberg may have caught some flak for producing 2001's "Focus," his first and only bigscreen effort, in Canada.
Both a ravishing period romancer and sophisticated narrative puzzle, every frame of Joe Wright's "Atonement" breathes Oscar.
Despite its bold impressionistic storytelling, painter-turned-director Julian Schnabel's third feature "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" fits squarely into an Oscar tradition: the tale of one man's…
With "Zodiac," David Fincher, the director of stylish genre pics ("Seven," "Panic Room"), becomes David Fincher, the master craftsman.
There's only one thing for certain when it comes to Oscar's foreign-language race: Someone is going to be disappointed. Whether it's distributors whose films are rejected because of various Academy…
Most indie companies emerged unscathed from the big mortgage credit crunch of 2007, but several other factors are impacting independent film financing, from increased competition to prestrike panic.
With the recent departure of longtime executive director Denise Kassell and artistic director Rajendra Roy, the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival is, in many ways, starting anew.
After peaking in late 2005 with "The World's Fastest Indian" ($5.1 million), the theatrical distribution arm of 2929 Entertainment has had a modest year.