The punishing ordeal of imprisoned Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari brought to the screen with impressive tact and intelligence by writer-director Jon Stewart in "Rosewater."
Recently taking stock of his career, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu began to wonder if he might have gotten stuck in a creative rut of his own making. "It was like I was on a ladder, and I was getting a…
Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau.
The religion of high-school football commingles with old-fashioned religion in "When the Game Stands Tall," an inspirational sports drama long on sermonizing and short on gridiron thrills.
The restless spirits of Portugal's post-colonial underclass stumble dazedly though the wilds of "Horse Money," director Pedro Costa's latest bulletin from the Lisbon slum known as Fontainhas.
Menahem Golan, who died Aug. 8 at age 85, loved movies, perhaps too much. At its height, Cannon Films — the Hollywood studio Golan ran with his cousin, Yoram Globus — was releasing nearly one film…
Sameness, the conformist plague that afflicts the futuristic citizens of Lois Lowry's celebrated and scorned YA novel, "The Giver," might also be the name given to what ails the movie adaptation.
"Fat noses have no place in the Hindi film industry," Om Puri is fond of saying. "But it is not so in the West — otherwise Anthony Quinn would have never been an actor."
Back in ye olde summer of 1996, few could have imagined that we would eventually look back on Jan de Bont's "Twister" as the kind of movie "they" don't make like they used to.
The son of scuba-diving instructors, Luc Besson came of age exploring the depths of the ocean floor and inventing stories out of the debris he would find along the shore. Some 50 years later, he is…