The movies saved Elgin James. Growing up in an abusive household, he found solace in watching films. When he was a homeless kid in Boston, he'd frequent the city's arthouses (Coolidge Corner, The…
With the release of "Drive Angry 3D," his seventh film in 10 years, Patrick Lussier has proven that working your way up through the ranks may be less showy than becoming an overnight sensation, but…
German helmer Baran Bo Odar ("Bo" to friends) stood out from this year's fest fare with his gripping sophomore feature "The Silence" and its themes of corrupted innocence and the intrinsic evil that…
Though Austin Fantastic Fest auds got an early look at a work in progress back in October, the rest of the world must wait until Sundance to see Andre Ovredal's "The Troll Hunter," a found-footage…
Despite her exotic first name, Juanita Wilson is all Irish, born and bred in Dublin, where she lives with her producer husband James Flynn. That said, the director isn't afraid to venture far afield…
Variety has unveiled its 16th annual Directors to Watch list.
Kevin Smith's "Red State," J.C. Chandor's "Margin Call," Dito Montiel's "The Son of No One," George Ratliff's "Salvation Boulevard," Eugene Jarecki's "Reagan," Steve James' "The Interrupters" and…
Magnet Releasing has snagged world rights, excluding Europe, to Norwegian pic "The Troll Hunter," aiming for a 2011 theatrical release.