German TV vet Hagen Bogdanski's breakout pic was the 2006 Stasi drama "The Lives of Others," which in addition to surprising audiences, surprised Bogdanski. "Everyone saw this movie," he says…
Growing up in Leverkusen, Gemany, Uta Briesewitz entertained the idea of becoming a painter. But she was concerned "about the isolation that comes with the choice of such a career."
Yasu Tanida has made two films with director Chris Eska: the short "Doki Doki" of 2003, and the current feature "August Evening."
F/x whiz Toby Wilkins' "Splinter" is a spare, effective and genuinely frightening retro-nightmare that will have teenage gore girls trooping to the movies like lurching swarms of George Romero's…
For Milos Forman, being honored by the Directors Guild of America is a bit like being dragged out of a burning building by a fireman, who then hands you a gold watch.
Crowdpleasing and oh-so-predictable, "The Express" is a muscular movie with social conscience that portrays Ernie Davis -- the first African-American collegian to win college football's coveted…
It's with mixed feelings that we watch the often hilarious "Smother." No, Diane Keaton's not a kid anymore. But she can still sink her actorly teeth into a wacked-out character, and Vince Di Meglio's…
Mockumentaries that target Hollywood have been made before, but seldom with as much smooth energy as in "Callback: The Unmaking of 'Bloodstain,' " an offbeat comedy that's a resume for everyone…
Where have we heard this before? A kid growing up among Brooklyn Italians has to choose between the mob and college, romances a bewildered Juliet from outside the 'hood, has a buddy who's unhinged…
As elegant in its storytelling as in its story, Carlos Sorin's "The Window" is a tale of age and mortality that firmly resists the "cute" tag reflexively assigned to movies with old people, and mines…
"Who Do You Love" follows the story of Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records and the man who delivered Chicago blues and Chuck Berry to the world.