To the layman, Chris Menges' cinematography in "Dirty Pretty Things" may look tawdry, claustrophobic ... in fact, downright ugly. But it's pitch-perfect for the subject matter: Third World immigrants…
How do you film a story that cuts between the imaginative past of a man who spins tall tales about his adventures and the prosaic present?
In winter 1960, Jerry Lewis, as was his habit, arrived at his Paramount office before dawn.
Winter 2003 may be remembered as the moment Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella's production company, Mirage Enterprises, crossed the Rubicon and blossomed as a major force.
A 17th century Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth), forms a covert relationship with a 17-year-old servant girl, Griet (Scarlett Johansson).
A New England college professor who has lived a lie all his life - and loses his job rather than reveal the truth -- seeks a last chance at happiness with a woman half his age, who's carrying her own…
In a year when many filmmakers risked the deathblow of an NC-17 rating and battled the MPAA to bring more graphic and realistic depictions of sexuality to the bigscreen, the most erotically charged…
Director: Richard Schickel. Topic: The life and career of Charles Chaplin (1889 – 1977) and his enduring impact on world cinema. Financier: Warner Home Video. Budget: $1 million. Shooting format: PAL…
Directors: Megan Mylan, Jon Shenk Financier: During the first months of shooting, the filmmakers’ personal credit cards. As filming progressed, Mylan and Shenk pieced together grants from the Pacific…
Roger Ebert thinks one of the hottest sex scenes in this year's crop of movies occurs between Sean Penn and Laura Linney in "Mystic River." The visceral force of the moment arises not from graphic…
Ask an indie executive if they think their picture has a shot at an Academy Award nomination, not to mention Golden Globe recognition, and you will often get an uneasy and humble response.