Horst Otto Gregor Wendlandt, producer of a large number of German box office hits with company Rialto, died Aug. 30 of cancer in Berlin aged 80.
Labor Day auds gave the greenlight for "Signs" to park atop weekend box office rankings for a third time in its fifth frame with an estimated $16.5 million in four-day grosses.
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American rights to Roger Michell's "The Mother," a drama about a grandmother who embarks upon a passionate affair with a man half her age.
A thoughtful and ingratiating seriocomedy, Vancouverite Ori Kowarsky's first feature "Various Positions" goes awry in the last half-hour, as script's intended cathartic explosions go off with a…
With its improvisational mise en scene limited to what's seen through the lens of a consumer video camera, anthology pic "Random Shooting in L.A." is an interesting but insubstantial multipart…
Martial arts maestros go toe to head in "Volcano High." Likely to appeal more to hip young general auds than East Asian specialists due to its kinetic wildness and "Matrix"-like look, this is perfect…
A curious combo of Scottish road movie, black character comedy and local ritual, "The Last Great Wilderness" shows an undoubted talent at the helm in David Mackenzie. More of a calling-card than a…
Pleasurable photography by ace d.p. Alwin Kuchler, and some busy playing by character actors including Mark Addy and Jim Carter, can't disguise the fact that there's very little happening in the…
More lovefest than slugfest, Graham Rich's docu about super-featherweight boxer Carlos "Famoso" Hernandez is simply too nice. Even the hotly contested fights in the ring, though long-lasting and…
Thesp Vincent Perez makes an interesting behind-the-camera debut with "Once Upon an Angel," a smartly put together, well-cast romantic drama that just needed a little more work on the script. Tale of…