TV writers aren't known for their sunny dispositions and optimism. Indeed, read the vanity-card messages from Chuck Lorre -- who's producing four shows for CBS next season -- and even he sounds glum…
Even though it covers overly familiar territory, "Epic" is nonetheless executed with professionalism.
Netflix could be turning Scrooge in Hollywood, risking a revenue stream that became a Christmas bonus to media companies in 2012.
Quentin Tarantino rides to the Weinsteins' rescue, delivering a bloody hilarious (and hilariously bloody) Christmas counter-programmer, which Sony will unleash abroad.
A fictitious Filipino silent film is unearthed and unspooled in "Kamera Obskura."
A potentially interesting subject receives dull treatment in the sluggish drama.
There's an awful lot of yelling in Daniele Luchetti's poorly reasoned Cannes competish entry.
Fifty or 60 years ago, it was not unusual to see the name of the composer right up next to that of the producer or director in a movie's opening credits -- Max Steiner on "Casablanca," for example…
The dreams and disappointments of a family of coal-mine workers in contempo China provide low-key but poignant drama in "The Shaft," an impressively controlled debut from helmer-scribe Zhang Chi.
At the start of writer-director Jonas McCord's "The Body," as a shaft of dusty sunlight peers inside an ancient tomb revealing the skeletal remains of what just might be the body of Jesus Christ…