The career of 33-year-old writer-director Jez Butterworth has been an up, down and sideways affair since he first burst into view seven years ago with his stunning stage debut "Mojo," which he then…
It's been a tough year for Belgian exhibitor Kinepolis: aside from the death of its visionary founder Albert Bert aged 74 last May, it has been forced to scale back its expansionary activities over…
Execs at 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm say digital screens showing "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" have done such strong business that the results bode well for the future of digital…
Director Luis Berlanga maintained that Spain under Franco was such an outlandish country that any realistic Spanish film would move toward surreal comedy. So it proved.
After his kamikaze clash with New Line Cinema over his 1998 feature directorial debut, "American History X," British director Tony Kaye says he's ready to return to the Hollywood fold.
It may not yet be the Gallic equivalent of George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, but Duran Duboi's new special effects complex tucked away in a leafy Parisian suburb is a state-of-the-art experience, and an…
Peter Bart: The Backlot
Three sisters, reunited by a death in the family, debate men, mom and moppets in "Before You Go," a so-what comedy-drama in which a name Brit cast, including Julie Walters, Tom Wilkinson and John…
Ben Van Hook and Eric Breitenbach's "My Father's Son," anunobtrusive gaze into the lives of a band of homeless men living, by choice, in the woods outside of Orlando, starts out fascinating, becomes…
Miguel Albaladejo's four previous movies have established him as a helmer of low-key, well-observed and underrated comedies. Revenge yarn "Rancour" -- his first solo-scripted film -- takes him into…
Michael Madsen, best known as Mr. Blonde in "Reservoir Dogs," is tapping British investors to raise £8 million ($11.6 million) for a crime pic set in London.