Moves by two majors on Japan's hot animation front gave opposite signals.
Amiable and witty Uruguayan road movie "A Trip to the Seaside" is a modest charmer. Completist fests will jump at the chance for a rare feature from South America's second smallest nation, and offers…
Radical street theater meets consumer culture and inevitably loses, in Achero Manas' sophomore movie, "November." But it's an enjoyably vibrant struggle while it lasts. Helmer Manas' debut, "Pellet,"…
A minor-key criss-crosser about the secret anxieties of a group of thirtysomethings, "In the City" is smartly-observed and features a range of solid performances. However, odd pacing…
Ninety minutes in the life of a pistol adrift among lowlifes in the San Fernando Valley is the premise behind the misfired "The Gun (From 6 to 7:30 p.m)," an apparently improvised Poverty Row…
Accomplished turn by Ian McKellen and strong support from promising child actress Theo Crane are not enough to distinguish "Emile," a routine memory piece about family secrets that bubble back to the…
Chilean helmer Andres Waissbluth fashions a meaty little noir that never quite adds up to a fully satisfying movie. Pic traces a spiraling descent into a neon-lit underworld of strip joints and porn…
Producer Martin Poll and screenwriter Larry Cohen have filed a $100 million lawsuit against Fox Entertainment, claiming it stole their idea for summer film "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen."
The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. will air the ninth edition of its annual "Critics' Choice Awards" live on E! Entertainment Television.
The Hollywood Film Festival has tapped "Dirty Pretty Things," "Finding Nemo," "Lost in Translation," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Seabiscuit" as nominees in its movie…
Daniel Lange, a veteran of both film distribution and exhibition, has launched FilmWorks, a new Chicago-based film-buying consultancy for independent exhibs.