Where Paul Haggis' "Crash" found touch-deprived Angelenos striving for contact via auto collisions, "Garden Party's" City of Angels ensemble favors the old-fashioned bump and grind.
After nearly a quarter century, the paradox of "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" remains that even though director Paul Schrader went out of his way to make the controversial biopic in Japanese with…
"Beautiful Losers" extends to film the do-it-yourself moxie that motivates the 11 street artists united by Aaron Rose's Alleged gallery in New York, preaching its anybody-can message to art fans and…
With roughly 9,000 residents, Trinidad, Colo., is an unlikely place to serve as the "sex-change capital of the world."
"Would-be" is the operative term in tabloid documentarians Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's "Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal," as neither the helmers nor their subject arrive at their…
When it comes to justifying to taxpayers why their money is helping to subsidize local film production, it helps to have an Oscar winner you can point to.
Karen Koch sounds relieved to be shooting in New Mexico at last. During a lunch break on "Spoken Word," a coming-of-age tale written by Santa Fe poet Joe Ray Sandoval, she explains the long road to…
Boasting a major airport, Hollywood-caliber studio facilities and a full third of New Mexico's 2.5 million residents, the Albuquerque area seems like the natural hub for the state's filmmaking…
Taking a page from Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" playbook, self-taught Chilean director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza pulls off a low-budget superhero movie all the more endearing for knowing its own…
In her directorial debut, Lori Petty grapples with a traumatic adolescent experience in which she was raped by her mother's pimp.
Phil Knight, whose Nike empire gives him an estimated worth of $7.9 billion, is bringing his muscle to showbiz, with ambitious plans for his Portland, Ore., animation studio to partner with a…