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…
Popularity can be costly.
The female protagonist played with disarming and flighty charm by Diane Keaton in writer-director-producer Nancy Meyers' latest film "Something's Gotta Give" is, in many ways, a reflection of Meyers…
When producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen first started shopping around John August's screenplay adaptation of "Big Fish," one visionary director immediately came to mind -- Tim Burton.
When Mike Newell signed on to helm Julia Roberts' latest, "Mona Lisa Smile," it was the "schizophrenia" of the script that hooked him.
Joel and Ethan Coen have written, produced and directed some of the most quirky, droll movies of the past two decades, but “Intolerable Cruelty” is only their second flat-out screwball comedy. Unlike…
Robert Benton has made a point of choosing quality over quantity in his much-heralded career as a filmmaker. The Oscar-winning writer-director of 1979’s “Kramer vs. Kramer,” who began in Hollywood in…