John Turturro brings sensitivity and intelligence to a subject that could have gone terribly awry in this wryly observant dramedy.
Abu Dhabi offers regional and global filmmakers a showcase
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival will feature a rich roster of entries from emerging and established Arab filmmakers, comprising seven world preems from the Middle East, unspooling alongside hot…
Fred Baker, a filmmaker, actor, director, screenwriter and jazz musician, died of natural causes on June 5 in New York City. He was 78.
Helmer Gillo Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers" was dusted off and used as a major motivational tool by the Algerian national soccer team during its World Cup run.
Nick Broomfield's recent stride into narrative filmmaking continues with "Battle for Haditha."
World preems of Patrice Leconte's Cambodian docu-poem "Dogora" and Volker Schlondorff's Holocaust drama "The Ninth Day," plus popular U.S. meller "The Notebook," head this year's lineup of the 57th…
Fresh from its latest Broadway outing, this 20th production of "Annie" never transcends the predictable panel-by-panel depiction of the misadventures of America's favorite orphan but is bolstered by…
British indie distrib-exhib Tony Kirkhope, owner of Metro Pictures, died of a heart attack May 29. He was 49.
Citing a tendency among the world’s film-makers to look toward the new millennium with a certain brooding pessimism, fest topper Gillo Pontecorvo has unveiled a competition lineup for the 52nd Venice…
New features from Woody Allen, Hal Hartley, Spike Lee and Sean Penn are among U.S. pix likely to figure in this year’s Venice Film Festival selections, with “Four Rooms,” by the quartet of Quentin…
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