One of the great brands of print news is getting into the video business. Venerable British newsmagazine the Economist has launched a new documentary unit, Economist Films, and has posted its…
When I first learned that you had quietly (and quickly) annexed the Washington Post, I was, like many newsmen, baffled and even angered.
The principal source of apprehension among the studio czars, when pressed, is that they're emotionally locked into a tentpole dependency — a film genre that not only defies cost controls but also…
With 20 actors racing between 50 roles across a time-traveling plot, Bruce Norris' "The Low Road" is a cross between a pageant and a parable. Dominic Cooke's supremely witty, fleet-footed production…
Mathias Schwerbrock's Film Base Berlin has boarded French helmer Philippe Diaz's "The Last Days of Karl Marx," starring Maximilian Schell.
Here's an item from the department of corporate megalomania: The global conglomerates should start thinking of themselves as countries rather than as companies, Google's executive chairman, Eric…
Austerity is fast becoming the most overused word in the English language -- a depressing sign of the times.
Wonks meet everyday Joes to explain the economic crisis in David Sington's intelligent "The Flaw."
Lucy Walker's "Waste Land" has won the top feature award from the International Documentary Assn.
Here we go again: another adulation moment for Pixar. The emergence of "Toy Story 3" as Pixar's llth hit in a row has crusty Hollywood types asking, "How do they do it?" Then comes the followup…
Oscar-type movies don't come easy, especially in today's risk-averse climate. Just ask the filmmakers behind this year's contenders. From the lowest budget productions to James Cameron's costly…