It's a truism of fiction writing: "Whenever you write a part, the main character is usually you," says scribe-director Jim Sheridan.
Mention the phrase "Cinderella story" and helmers Niki Caro and Gurindher Chadha make clear their dislike of it as a description of their coming-of-age sagas of girl empowerment: "Whale Rider" and…
One can hardly think of Anthony Minghella without a book nearby, and perhaps that's why people think of him for bigscreen adaptations.
The description "dark" doesn't exactly come to mind when describing Ron Howard's oeuvre, which is notable for its light comedies, contemporary fantasies and earnest dramas.
Nothing piles on the pressure like success. Two years ago, director Peter Jackson took critics, auds and the box office by storm with the first film in his adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings"…
In a year when many filmmakers risked the deathblow of an NC-17 rating and battled the MPAA to bring more graphic and realistic depictions of sexuality to the bigscreen, the most erotically charged…
You can always count on independent directors to make films straight from the gut, and this year yielded an exceptional crop. Whether from auteurs or those who helmed from another's script, angst…
For director Vadim Perelman, success has tended to come on the heels of escape. After fleeing the former Soviet Union for Europe and then Canada -- a journey he describes as "the whole crazy…
"I was wondering that myself," says Peter Weir when asked how he tackled bringing the sweeping tale of "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" to life.
It's ironic that the actor who became famous playing the Man With No Name is the most recognizable talent among this year's crop of directors.
Notoriously violent scenes in movies are invariably debated -- hotly -- by fans and detractors. The former will say the "cutting off the ear" scene gave "Reservoir Dogs" a unique edge; the latter…