Starting out as a young recruit who attended boot camp under Roger Corman ("Grand Theft Auto") and working his way up the studio ranks into light comedy ("Night Shift"), romance ("Splash") and family…
With independent distributors closing up shop and many countries reavaluating their criteria for film subsidies, all the talk at festivals and symposia seems to be about how to get pics off the…
Anyone who's seen "In Bruges," set within an hour's drive of Ghent, might get a sense of the city's almost otherworldly medieval beauty.
With few exceptions, such as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Driving Miss Daisy," movie adaptations of Pulitzer Prize-winning plays more often than not invite unfavorable comparisons with their…
With "Revolutionary Road," director Sam Mendes returns to the suburban milieu of quiet desperation that earned him an Oscar for "American Beauty."
With the rare exception, Sean Penn doesn't play men of privilege. If the actor was transported back to the '30s and '40s, he'd likely be a contract player at Warner Bros., where talents like Cagney…
GHENT, Belgium While it cannot tout celebrities with Brangelina's wattage, velvet-rope parties and 24-hour wheeling and dealing, Belgium's Ghent Film Festival offers a storybook setting, an…
In competing for the "little film that could" slot in the best picture race, Thomas McCarthy's "The Visitor" should give Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" a…
A look at the Academy Award's top honor over the past decade pretty much annihilates any notion of a best-picture template.