In Japan, 2001 could be called the Year of Records. Both local pics and Hollywood blockbusters set new highs, and a whopping 163.28 million tickets were sold, 20.6 % more than in 2000.
As AFMA president and CEO, Jean Prewitt acts as a lobbyist for independent film producers and distributors. Although many indie companies find an economic benefit in producing films abroad, Prewitt…
Dying to see which nominees will be going home with golden BAFTA statues Feb. 24? Well, unless you have a satellite dish that's powerful enough to receive BBC1's local British feed or you happen to…
Robert Altman's "Gosford Park" may be the creation of a great American auteur, yet it could not have been achieved without a huge artistic and financial investment from the British film industry.
Last year's decision to move the British Academy of Film & Television Arts Awards to a month before the Oscars, instead of a few weeks after, has proved an unqualified success.
In a surprise double win at the Berlin Int'l Film Festival, Japanese animated pic "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki and British director Paul Greengrass's "Bloody Sunday," about the 1972 clashes…
The mysteries of puberty and the bittersweet fumblings of first love are given a quiet, nuanced spin in "School Trip." Incisively structured and deliberately downbeat, this first feature for director…
As subdued in its dramatic storytelling as it is strident in its political messages, Emlyn Williams' "Do Not Go Gentle" fails to satisfy aud expectations for a film detailing an elderly man's battle…
More horrific than any fictional thriller, this harrowing documentary explores the lives of starving people who live on a gigantic garbage dump on the outskirts of Manila.
A low-grade combination of "It's a Wonderful Life" and "After Hours," Miguel Bardem's lively but threadbare "Twelfth Night" has the helmer failing to capitalize on the promise he showed with his…