Do the corporate chiefs truly believe that, by not dispatching an initial shipment of 90 DVDs of "The Last Samurai" to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., for example, they will prevent millions of…
Brian Lowry - Tuning In
Director Peter Hedges' filmed effort "to put a group of people together that wouldn't normally be together" received much audience praise as "Pieces of April" screened Wednesday night to an…
This artfully crafted look at the mutually destructive relationship between young American poet Sylvia Plath and British bard Ted Hughes takes pains to accurately represent their personalities and…
Described by its helmer Keith Gordon as "a comedy-drama surrealist lip-synced 1950s musical," aud was treated Tuesday night to a preview of the "The Singing Detective," a bigscreen adaptation of…
As the ramifications of a studio-backed MPAA ban on Oscar screeners sank in, specialty division heavyweights and indie producers met in unprecedented conclaves Wednesday to discuss urgent…
The shy, lonely-hearted suburbanites in "The Station Agent" might have felt more comfortable in a Regal Cinemas multiplex and dive bar in Hoboken than the ritzy Walter Reade Theater and ultra-sleek…
MPAA chief Jack Valenti stuck to his guns Wednesday, reiterating that piracy was the sole basis of his decision to ban Oscar screeners.
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Many of the national critics orgs voiced their upset about the MPAA voluntary screeners ban Wednesday. The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. said the new policy "seems certain to penalize the certain…
This year's accelerated Academy Awards season has complicated releasing and marketing decisions for specialty distribs.