The year in cinematography included a lot of shooters doing what they do -- but doing more of it. For instance, the ever-lyrical Roger Deakins getting positively poetic with "The Assassination of…
Like his frequent collaborator Clint Eastwood and his most recent partner, Danish director Susanne Bier ("Things We Lost in The Fire"), Tom Stern is all about making technique invisible.
Mary-Louise Parker may be one of the feistier actresses onscreen or off. She's put the fear of God in publicists and photographers and has played plenty of self-possessed people, from "Fried Green…
At Holland's IDFA, the world's biggest doc festival, this year's biggest film was about a group of plane-crash victims stuck in the mountains where no one can find them and who eat their dead to…
Provocative in both content and technique, "Fairytale of Kathmandu" is ostensibly about a renowned Gaelic poet, Cathal O Searcaigh, but is equally about the doc's director, Neasa Ni Chianain, for…
The question of love after death has been asked frequently enough in the movies, but seldom with the high ick factor found in "P.S. I Love You."
Josh Brolin may seem to have been the quintessential Hollywood kid -- his father is longtime film and TV actor James Brolin, of course -- but his mother was from Texas. And mothers-to-be seem to…
There's a lot of sap in this Christmas tree. The self-proclaimed "first African-American ensemble comedy" of the season (despite following November hit "This Christmas"),
Painfully naive and seemingly rather satisfied about it, "Faces" follows a group of street artists around Israel's Wall of Separation.
"Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go" grapples with the subject of the Mulberry Bush School, an treatment facility for emotionally disturbed children.
Arto Halonen's docu "Shadow of the Holy Book" examines the late world leader Saparmurat Niyazov, aka "father of all Turkmen."