On the face of it, Joel Silver would seem to have little to complain about. He's produced a slew of blockbusters ("Die Hard," "Lethal Weapon," "The Matrix"); he's worked with some of the biggest…
What do "Boys Don't Cry," "Memento," "Beau Travail," "Being John Malkovich" and "Pollock" have in common? All five pics had their world premieres at recent editions of the Venice Intl. Film Festival.
Nobody badgered Picasso with questions like "Pablo, when you gonna knock off with the paint brushes already?" So people should probably stop asking Jack Valenti if he's planning to retire.
When Sony Pictures Classics releases "The Lady and the Duke" Stateside in the spring, the unconventional historical treatment may come as a surprise to Eric Rohmer's small but faithful U.S. audience.
It is not hyperbole to say there's a film festival under way every week of the year somewhere in France, but -- along with a little shindig staged each May in Cannes -- the Deauville Festival of…
A filmmaker who repeatedly declared in his work that cinema is dead, a revolutionary anti-capitalist who alienated virtually everyone who had joined him in the anarchistic and collectivist movement…
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival started modestly 26 years ago when Dusty Cohl, Bill Marshall and Henk vander Kolk cooked up a scheme to raise the profile of the Canadian film industry by organizing a…
Finding the right fest for a film is not always as simple as running down the list of most prestigious events. Festivals serve many purposes: Some offer enticing awards, others boast the best press…
As it did with so many young filmmakers, the Venice Intl. Film Festival was early to acknowledge the art of Polish director Andrzej Munk, whose "Men of Blue Cross" won best first film in 1955…
"Final Fantasy" spent four years moving from script to screen but it took just one weekend to claim top spot in Germany, Italy and Spain and cause "Bridget Jones' Diary" some heartache in Austria.
The Art Directors Guild has changed its logo, a year after changing its name from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors.