Maverick Indian helmer Rituparno Ghosh, who had success on the international festival circuit with such pics as "Chokher bali" (A Passion Play), died May 30 in Kolkata of a heart attack. He was 49…
Nearly drowned in a rip tide off the shore of Bali at age 14, Naomi Watts knows how it feels to be threatened by big waves and rushing water.
The clash of fundamentalist Islam and Western values as encapsulated by the "blasphemous" Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad is examined at length in "It's Hard Being Loved by Jerks."
An attractive young widow in early-20th century Bengal stirs passions both literal and metaphorical in "Chokher Bali," a slow-burning, dialogue-driven but still highly cinematic drama lit by a…