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…
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.