"The Last Samurai" is as rich in period and historical background as it is deficient in fresh dramatic and thematic ideas. Actioner about an American soldier who takes his fighting skills to Japan…
In a personable return to more civilized terrain after his disagreeable visit to the "Planet of the Apes," Tim Burton still doesn't entirely find his footing in the whimsical "Big Fish." The…
For example, the DGA has invited members of the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics to attend its 28 scheduled screenings during December that previously had been only for Guild members.
Lions Gate rolled the dice on its preem for "The Cooler" Nov. 24 at the Egyptian Theater.
There were -- mercifully some would argue -- no Rumanian folk dancers, Dutch magicians or loudly dressed Italian pop singers to regal the 1,000 guests, so the 31st Intl. Emmy gala came off more…
Jim Sheridan took his hosting duties seriously for the Gotham bow of "In America" Nov. 24, greeting every single guest who walked into the stout-soaked after-bash at Cafe St. Bart's.
NOVEMBER 4th British Independent Film Awards 6th AFI Film Festival opening gala 6th BFI London Film Fest closes 14th AFI Fest Awards announced 14th American…
The studios' muscle dwarfed indiedom's righteous anger Wednesday in New York at a preliminary hearing on the lawsuit brought by a coalition of indie producers against the studio-backed awards…
Miramax has altered its campaign plans to avoid a battle of dueling Patricia Clarksons. The thesp will be pushed for best actress -- not in the supporting stakes as was originally planned -- in…
In Beverly Hills for Thursday's preem of "In America," Irish producer Arthur Lappin said he was "quietly optimistic" that helmer Jim Sheridan's pedigree -- two best picture noms from his last four…
At Saturday afternoon's Variety-sponsored screening of "The Last Samurai," helmer Ed Zwick likened his role to the Japanese warrior tradition depicted in the period tale toplined by Tom Cruise.
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