Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" played top cop at the weekend box office as the dark sci-fi saga debuted with an estimated $36.9 million, edging Disney's rollout of its animated…
Peter Bart: The Backlot
Director Luis Berlanga maintained that Spain under Franco was such an outlandish country that any realistic Spanish film would move toward surreal comedy. So it proved.
The recent mushrooming of multiplexes in Taipei has caused the curtain to fall on smaller venues and sliced the box office pie into bigger chunks. Larger theaters now eat up the majority of the…
It may not yet be the Gallic equivalent of George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, but Duran Duboi's new special effects complex tucked away in a leafy Parisian suburb is a state-of-the-art experience, and an…
In 1998, only two of America's 50 highest-grossing films were based on a comic book. Last year, there were none, in a list dominated by remakes, sequels and book-based properties. The most successful…
Not even the acrobatic "Spider-Man" was immune from the dark forces -- a heatwave and the distractions of World Cup soccer -- that dragged down the B.O. in Europe last week. "Unfaithful" generated…
Good Machine had a final fling June 19, celebrating 11 years of producing independent films and a new alliance with Universal Studios via Focus.
It's been a tough year for Belgian exhibitor Kinepolis: aside from the death of its visionary founder Albert Bert aged 74 last May, it has been forced to scale back its expansionary activities over…
The career of 33-year-old writer-director Jez Butterworth has been an up, down and sideways affair since he first burst into view seven years ago with his stunning stage debut "Mojo," which he then…