There are endurance tests, and then there is Wang Bing's nearly four-hour plunge into the daily tedium and long-term despair of life in a mainland Chinese mental hospital.
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"Gravity," which opened the Venice Film Festival to great fanfare -- and early Oscar buzz -- and will screen at Telluride and Toronto on its way to an Oct. 4 release, is as much of a game-changer, in…
As scripted summer replacements go, the forecast for NBC's "Camp" would best be described as cloudy, with a chance of "Meatballs." Filmed in Australia, the summer-camp dramedy is filled with all the…
With a history of infusing classic tales with fresh theatricality, auteur-director Mary Zimmerman ("Metamorphoses") is both a natural choice to adapt a Disney film to the stage and a nearly…
As show nears its final countdown, Gilligan reflects on what powers his sensibility -- inside and out.
"Pacific Rim" put Guillermo del Toro back in the director's chair after five years. He was loose, free and in total control throughout a grueling but successful shoot. So why did showing footage from…
On the heels of prominent roles in "The Social Network" and "The Ides of March," Max Minghella has entered talks to star opposite Daniel Radcliffe in director Alexandre Aja's supernatural thriller…
Alfred Molina's volcanic incarnation of painter Mark Rothko is reason enough to rush to the Taper for John Logan's "Red," to say nothing of the involving text and visual audacity of helmer Michael…
U.S. producer Oren Segal is teaming with Gaul's AngeleFine Prods. to co-produce Sanaa Hamri's dark futuristic comedy "Just Like Beauty," based on the novel of the same name by New Yorker Lisa Lerner.
Moscow-based financier Christophe Charlier has made an undisclosed investment in production shingle Pure Grass Films, becoming the latest in a series of Russian financiers to jump into the film biz…