A terrific little yarn about pluck, perseverance and friendship overcoming the odds, "Lightbulb" is exactly what's needed in these troubled times. The reality-based story of two struggling inventors…
The Santa Barbara Film Fest kicked off in style with tributes to a pair of Oscar nominees -- Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz. Interviewed by Leonard Maltin on Jan. 23 at the Arlington Theater, Winslet…
Saturday's writers panel at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, moderated by Variety's Anne Thompson, offered no shortage of writerly quips, anecdotes and career advice.
The 20th edition of the Palm Springs Film Festival came to a close Monday on a high note, as surprisingly robust attendance betrayed few signs of a sagging economy.
While the comedy -- about a hotel handyman whose outlandish tales spring to life -- clearly skews to a younger demo, there's enough sophomoric humor here to reassure the Sandler faithful.
As light as a banana souffle and about as substantial, "Space Chimps" is a diverting dish for young moviegoing primates. Though dwarfed by the summer's two 800-pound animated gorillas (well, one…
Plucky, likable and determined to succeed, much like its heroine, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" is a throwback to the kinds of movies they don't make anymore.
Like a shopworn wedding gown disguised with a new sash, "Made of Honor" feels recycled from top to bottom.
Jeanine Basinger's name may never appear in lights, but to many Hollywood insiders, she's a star in her own right. A film studies professor at Wesleyan U. for almost 40 years, Basinger has shepherded…
This summer, Wesleyan U. will dedicate the $10 million Jeanine Basinger Center for Film Studies, the culmination of a two-phase, seven-year mission to give the university's film department its own…