For more than an hour, "The Recruit" is slickly entertaining escapism that deftly plays into common fantasies about what training to be a CIA op might be like. As it approaches the inevitable moment…
Wearing its earnestness and studied sensitivity on its sleeve with self-righteous conviction, Matthew Ryan Hoge's "The United States of Leland" is as maudlin and monotone as the whiny alt-rock that…
The Writers Guild of Canada and the Canadian Film and Television Production Assn. said Monday they have agreed an independent production deal to run until 2005 after just six days of talks.
"Los Novios bulgaros," by Spanish director Eloy de la Iglesia, has been selected for the arthouse Panorama section at this year's Berlin. Intl. Film Festival.
A record number of foreign distribs got an early peek at upcoming Gallic movies this weekend, with attendance at the fifth Rendez-Vous With French Cinema up 20% on last year.
Veteran Gallic rocker Johnny Hallyday scooped France's Prix Jean Gabin for most promising actor Monday -- 48 years after his first bigscreen role in "Les Diaboliques."
After a delivery between Kurdish arms dealers and Armenian freedom fighters goes wrong on French soil, the title character embarks on revenge in "Aram," an earnest, lugubrious tale, lensed in muddy…
A solidly entertaining, cross-generational two-hander, "The Butterfly" strikes the right balance between humor and observational bite. Tale of a semi-ornery, retired Parisian who takes a young girl…
A prodigious feat of minimalism, "A Great Little Business" is almost certainly the first comedy, French or otherwise, built around writer's block and sleeping pills. The humor of attrition, a swath…
At once affecting and unsentimental, Jonathan Karsh's "My Flesh and Blood" is a warmhearted but clear-eyed cinema-verite portrait of Susan Tom, a spirited adoptive mother, and her extended family of…
Bollywood, which managed to salvage some box office pride in the dying weeks of 2002 with the releases of "Kaante" and "Saathiya," has quickly slipped back into flop mode just two weeks into the new…