Robert Redford's Sundance Channel has acquired Michael Winterbottom's "In This World," Golden Bear winner at last month's Berlin Film Festival, for its new U.S. theatrical distrib venture.
Finnish helmer Aki Kaurismaki has pulled out of Sunday's Oscars ceremony, where his "The Man Without a Past" is nominated in the Foreign Language section, in protest at the start of the war with Iraq.
New Yorkers in search of artistic rather than political reasons to love or hate the French will have plenty to dig into during next month's 9th Avignon/New York Film Festival.
After long delays, helmer Sergio Rubini's "L'anima gemella" (Soul mate) and Paolo Virzi's "My Name is Tanino" will be released April 11 and May 30 respectively under a distribution pact between Italo…
FilmRadar has a superb calendar of screenings in Los Angeles of historic movies, along with venue descriptions of all the quirky theaters in the vicinity.
A carefully crafted, intermittently stylish tale of amour fou, "The Blue Room" combines freshness with a nice sense of claustrophobia. However, noirish pic is let down by an often wooden script and a…
A good-natured humanistic comedy, built around a gay North African cross-dresser in Paris, "Chouchou" is as sweet as it is leisurely. Local good will toward the improbable title character -- created…
Brett Ratner will no longer direct "Superman" for Warner Bros. Pictures and sister company New Line Cinema couldn't be happier.
Columbia Pictures has made a preemptive buy of the Dennis Lehane novel "Shutter Island," which Wolfgang Petersen will develop as a directing vehicle.
Now that the bombs are dropping, turnstiles are sure to slow down at the multiplexes, on Broadway and in concert halls. But exactly how far receipts fall and for how long is hard to pinpoint.