This impressively scaled chronicle of the life and times of Simon Bolivar lacks the spark that would make it a great biopic rather than a competent one.
Biyi Bandele's attractive adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's bestseller is a diverting but surface-level saga that, true to its title, feels less than whole.
Although Showtime vaulted into rarefied air with its Emmy win for “Homeland,” the channel continues to offer a spate of shows that clearly have admirers and boast billboard-worthy stars but amount to…
Danish actor Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, who won a Silver Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival for his portrayal of a deranged king in Danish Oscar entry "A Royal Affair," is among European Film…
European Film Promotion has announced the international jury for its Shooting Stars talent showcase, which takes place Feb. 9-11 as part of the Berlin Film Festival.
Eschewing the classical realism that's characterized most adaptations of Tolstoy's source novel, helmer Joe Wright makes the generally inspired decision to stylize his dark, expressionist take on…
While posing no threat to "The Hunger Games," "Wrath" should carve a healthy swath through its lesser B.O. competitors.
This beautifully composed picture brings a robust physicality to tried-and-true source material, but falls short of the sustained narrative involvement and emotional drive its resolutely…
"I had always wanted to make a movie about the Cold War, and I had always been a big fan of Le Carre -- and that sort of spy with crumpled trousers and an old jacket, as opposed to James Bond," says…
"There is a palpable emotional power that comes from the collective harmony -- and the contrasts -- within a good ensemble," says London-based casting director Jina Jay, who has tackled some of…
Some of film and TV's most respected casting pros single out their fave ensemble works of 2011.