Celebrated Chinese scenarist Liu Fendou makes a dazzling helming debut with a daring thriller/melodrama where bank heists vie with penile dysfunction for center stage. Pic deservedly copped top…
"Hoop Dreams" helmer Peter Gilbert revisits the people and places involved in "Brown vs. Board of Education," the landmark Supreme Court decision that ruled segregation unconstitutional, to see how…
The tussle over Fox's global-warming disaster pic "The Day After Tomorrow" took on more of a political tone Tuesday as Al Gore used the pic to blast President Bush's environmental policies.
Retiring Motion Picture Assn. of America topper Jack Valenti, and by extension, the rest of Hollywood, came under attack Tuesday for failing to help stamp out cigarette smoking in films.
Lawrence Bender has signed on to exec produce "Tour of Duty," George Butler's docu about Democratic candidate John Kerry.
Gallic paybox Canal Plus has unveiled a five-year accord with the local film industry to invest in smaller-budget pics.
Actor-writer-director Jerzy Stuhr wags his finger at modern Poland with such an overbearing hand that the social criticism doesn't stick. Disappointing followup to Kieslowski adaptation "The Animal."…
Prolific writer-director Edward Burns' "Looking for Kitty" represents a return of sorts to the pared-down, low-budget roots of his debut, "The Brothers McMullan." Mellow chronicle of the friendship…
Civilian Content, parent of the Film Consortium and the Works, has struck a deal for $2.1 million in development coin from investment fund SureFire Finance.
Well-cast but underwritten ensembler centered on family, friends and other animals who gather for a rural wedding in scenic southern France. Sophomore pic by writer-director Valerie Guignabodet aims…
Focusing on a refugee family temporarily living in caves that had housed 1,600-year-old Buddhist art -- until it was destroyed by the Taliban three years ago -- doc is a fine, human-scaled portrait…
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