One of the most disappointing realities about 2014 was that as box office shrank compared to last year, independent films were often hit the hardest. Despite stellar reviews, even festival darlings…
The British Film Institute has implemented new requirements to ensure that productions that are supported by U.K. Lottery funding through the BFI Film Fund reflect the diversity of the country…
After capturing an impressive overseas gross of more than $155 million in just two weeks, Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” turns its webslinger Stateside, with expectations of an opening about $95…
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“Belle,” directed by Amma Asante, opens on May 2 (Fox Searchlight). WHY IT MATTERS: The film takes an original approach to 18th century slavery, making the troubling point that it was the foundation…
LONDON – It might be a case of too little too late. "Belle and Sebastian," the latest big screen makeover of a children's classic, is proving a breakout hit in France, running up a first five-day…
Like many directors, Amma Asante began her career as an actor, appearing on the long-running British show "Grange Hill" while still in her teens.
Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Amma Asante, Penelope Wilton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Felton and Sam Reid talk Belle (2013) at the Toronto Film Festival. http://bi…
The pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant fit in Amma Asante's handsome period piece.
Francois Ozon's mid-career roll continues with this nuanced, emotionally temperate study of a bourgeois teenage girl who takes up prostitution.
Camilla Belle and Kellan Lutz are in final negotiations to star in Wingspan Pictures' "Love Is All You Need?"
Returning to the kind of kid-centric material with which he's been known to thrive, helmer Rob Reiner nevertheless seems uninspired by the material.