"The Nanny Diaries" is to high-class childcare what "The Devil Wears Prada" was to high fashion.
A beloved literary sleuth makes a go at bigscreen crime-solving in "Nancy Drew." Purportedly an attempt to modernize the young detective's adventures for a new generation of tweens, the pic instead…
First film by Argentine helmer Alejandro Doria after a 16-year hiatus, "Las Manos" disappoints as a straightforward, lackluster drama. Story of a gifted priest who's misunderstood by his superiors…
A poor teen from Sao Paolo gets a chance for a fresh start in this coming-of-age tale, the third feature from Brazil's Ricardo Elias. "The 12 Labors" will generate more work for thesp and helmer but…
Repping the best of Hollywood talent, three hot-ticket panels at the Santa Barbara Film Fest's opening weekend offered helmers, producers and scribes a chance to reflect on their achievements.
Neither as bad as its early buzz and January berth would suggest nor as good as it should have been, "Catch and Release" is a so-so romantic dramedy about a woman (Jennifer Garner) finding love in…
Based on the popular 1973 book about a boy who finds his courage through a worm-eating challenge, "How to Eat Fried Worms" is a decidedly old-fashioned family film that may prove too quaint for…
At the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Saturday, Riviera Award recipient Philip Seymour Hoffman, said of the acclaim he's garnered for "Capote": "It would be nice to be cool and laid back and say it…
Industry heavy hitters held forth on the challenges of writing and producing at two popular panels during the Santa Barbara Film Fest's closing weekend.
"Sting" owes an enormous debt to the Ariel Dorfman play (and Polanski film) "Death and the Maiden;" it's largely a retelling of that dramatic thriller in India. Despite a trio of strong perfs and a…