The Kopeck, or VAZ 2101, a 1970s Soviet car modeled on the Fiat, may have been a phenomenon in Russia, but "The Kopeck" is a lemon. This bizarre black comedy aims to channel the frenetic spirit of…
Four Dutch Oscar winners are urging Holland's coalition government to extend the film tax incentive scheme, which expires at the end of the year.
Alternating between gorgeous imagery and scenes of devastating brutality, "Simon, an English Legionnaire" details the coming-of-age of a young Englishman during the French-Algerian conflict.
Helmer Roland Joffe plans to make a $40 million epic on the first Anglo-Maratha war starring Bollywood's latest star, Vivek Oberoi.
Optimum Releasing, the BBC and the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival have joined forces in a new initiative to widen the range of foreign-lingo movies distributed in the U.K.
Stephen Frear's "Dirty Pretty Things," an arresting portrayal of the plight of illegal immigrants in 21st century London, scooped the best film award at the 30th Evening Standard British Film Awards…
Containing much of the spirit of Tony Gatlif's fine films about gypsy culture but without much of Gatlif's energy and imagination, "Eldra" feels far too earnest in its obvious bid for younger…
Any comic juice in the idea of an aging man convinced his younger self has come back to life quickly evaporates in Michael Prywes' "Returning Mickey Stern." The indie project is undone by an idea…
This award-winning 1992 Tamil production from respected writer/director Mani Ratnam has been dusted off and slightly recut for international distribution, thanks to the growing Western interest in…
A Wide 'Net - Travis F. Smith
Indian-Jewish filmmaker Priya Ruth Paul makes her debut with this comedy/drama about the clash between marital traditions and the contemporary world. The result feels more like a TV movie than a…