French films closed the gap on Hollywood in the first 11 months of 2006, grabbing a 44% share of the French box office, up from 38% in the same period last year, while U.S. fare dipped 1.2% to 46%.
Metrodome has acquired all U.K. rights to Laurie Collyer's "Sherrybaby," which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a young woman struggling to get her life back on track after being released from prison.
Maggie Gyllenhaal could've let the scene slide by, not devoting as much energy and time to it as was necessary. But for all that she had invested in "Sherrybaby" -- not only starring in the indie but…
Jennifer Hudson is not the only aspiring diva who has ever tried to scale the challenging "And I'm Telling You" and "I Am Changing" in the privacy of her living room.
For Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal" marked a favored reunion with long-time theatrical and cinematic collaborator Richard Eyre. Such an opportunity was actually one of the major selling points of…
Vera Farmiga has often worried about making her director, co-stars and even herself happy on a set. But never before has she had to bear the weight of the entire female population.
Referring to the fierce, protective, vulnerable and beleaguered character Raimunda, the woman at the heart of Pedro Almodovar's comedy-drama "Volver," Penelope Cruz calls it "one of the best gifts…
An actor's attraction to a given role could be the result of a number of circumstances. For actress Cate Blanchett and "Notes on a Scandal" director Richard Eyre, it was the words of the Zoe Heller…
The chance to work on a film of such heightened style and panache as "The Good German" was too much for actress Cate Blanchett to pass up. And the opportunity of collaborating with an Oscar-winning…
Much ink has been expended this year on the bounty of first-rate roles for women that the current crop of kudos-contending films have provided. Not to diminish the achievements of 2006, but as the…
In "Cache," Juliette Binoche played a middle-class French woman terrified by irrational fears of what an immigrant could do to her family. Now, in "Breaking and Entering," she explores the other…