Yoji Yamada's "The Twilight Samurai" (Tasogare Seibei) will join Johnnie To's "PTU" to open the 27th Hong Kong Film Festival in To's hometown.
It's not just dot-com refugees looking back with nostalgia on the go-go 1990s. Much the same financial fondness afflicts indie and arthouse film producers struggling to fund projects during a…
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong ("Oasis," "Peppermint Candy") -- was named the minister of Culture & Tourism in Korea last week, one of many surprising picks in the cabinet of the…
An Indian television series and two feature films about 9/11 are in the works. Television director Arun Frank plans to make a series about Indians whose lives were shattered by the World Trade Center…
Having shown greater interest in soul-searching than bodysnatching, director Lawrence Kasdan seems an odd choice to tackle Stephen King's return to supernatural horror, "Dreamcatcher." Skimping on…
A part from its nearly all-Latino casting of a story that has no particular ethnic slant, there's little to distinguish the serviceable low-budget family/cop melodrama "Hunting of Man." Telemundo and…
Renee Bergan's "Sadaa E Zan: Voices of Women" records a panoply of Afghani women (and a few men) speaking directly to her digital video camera about their struggles under Taliban and Moujahadeen rule…
An interesting premise yields murky drama in "Ball of Wax," which revolves around a major league first baseman's Iago-like undermining of his team's win streak and solidarity. Chance to probe sports…
Starting April 1, Japan's film distribs, cinema owners, DVD resellers, publishers and even U.S. majors will have a novel service at their disposal: Gaga Digital Brain (GDB).
Giving a greater boost to Hong Kong's much-hyped "film month," a fourth event has been confirmed to run in April: the second Hong Kong-Asia Screenings (HAS).