Mix Brigitte Bardot in "And God Created Woman" with Carroll Baker in "Baby Doll," sex it up times 10 and you have a notion of the effect of Christina Ricci in "Black Snake Moan."
Sundance Film Festival
"Chapter 27" peers into the mind of a real-life, insane killer and finds ... almost nothing of interest. In order to play John Lennon's assassin Mark David Chapman, actor Jared Leto gained some 70…
A young man's curiosity to see how the other (wealthier) half lives is the gentle mainspring of documaker Chris Smith's lovely feature debut, "The Pool."
Films touching on some of the burning issues of the day -- Iraq, illegal immigration, political corruption -- dominated the awards presented Saturday evening for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
For every Sundance success story like Jonathan Dayton or Garth Jennings, there are dozens of Andrew Wagners. Helmer came to Sundance in 2004 with a critical and fan fave, "The Talent Given Us," a…
Zoe Cassavetes' Sundance-competing debut feature "Broken English" was partly shot in France and features some well-known Gallic thesps, but, predictably, it doesn't have a cent of French money in it.
Bob Shaye held the spotlight here on Jan. 23 -- Shaye the filmmaker, not the "suit," that is. The evening offered its share of surprises. For one thing, "The Last Mimzy," the movie directed by the…
Sweet dreams, indeed. As becalmed and refreshing as a good night's sleep, writer-director Jake Paltrow's first feature delves assuredly into the mind of a lost soul who literally encounters the woman…
The message is all too clear in "Life Support," writer-director Nelson George's feature debut based on his HIV-positive sister, Andrea Williams. Subtext and subtlety have little place in this…
A sterling space cadet performance by Anna Faris floats the genial if slight pothead comedy "Smiley Face." Those who welcomed the new "mature" Gregg Araki's "Mysterious Skin" last year may be…
ThinkFilm has acquired North American theatrical rights to "The Ten," the spoofy take on the Ten Commandments directed by David Wain ("Wet Hot American Summer"), at the Sundance Film Festival.