In 1992, American filmmaker Jeff Balsmeyer made his first trip to Cannes and won the Critics Week short film competition with "The Room."
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An ambitiously conceived poetic folk tale filled with striking images and graced with terrific Portuguese music, vet helmer Paulo Rocha's "The River of Gold" unfortunately fails to translate its…
Frank Sinatra was one of the most influential vocal stylists of the century, but the magnitude of his musical gifts shouldn't eclipse his talents as an actor. Sinatra the thesp, like Sinatra the…
From the Comedy Central animated hit "South Park's" celebration of the sophomoric to newcomer Dael Orlandersmith's lacerating one woman performance of poetry and self examination, the four day U.S…
The four-day U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen wrapped up Saturday night with a raucous and, at times, moving tribute to the famed Monty Python comedy troupe that reunited all five of the celebrated…
As the contents of President Clinton's Paula Jones deposition were published across America on Wednesday, the nation's top comics and comedy's top-echelon execs gathered in tony Aspen for the fourth…
Quietly and with only a few discretely placed legal notices to announce the event, one of Europe's largest filmmaking facilities has been put on the auction block.
Last year was the debut of Daily Variety‘s 10 “Helmers to Watch” list. Here’s a quick update on how several of the honorees have fared over the past 12 months: Brad Anderson — Following up his…
The Nortel Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival battled mightily Saturday night to rebound from the downbeat tone set by last week's death of fest founder Sonny Bono, and Friday's torrential storms that…
Nothing brings out the unique nature of Hollywood's trademark blending of the sublime and absurd more than the Oscar race.
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