A sweeping, widescreen portrayal of friendships savored on the cusp of history, "Gripsholm" is an involving, beautifully shot period drama that reinvigorates familiar elements. Merging German writer…
A cross-cultural tear-jerker set in Moscow in late summer 1983, "The Envy of Gods" takes its inspiration from "Last Tango in Paris" but comes across like "Last Line Dance in Kishinev," so genially…
Shakespeare's "Macbeth" has been adapted for the screen countless times and transposed into other cultures more than once (notably in Akira Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" and Ken Hughes' gangster pic…
At 66, cutting-edge experimental artist Jan Svankmajer is still one of the world's great animators, whose droll sense of humor leaves nothing untouched. "Otesanek," a live-action, modern-dress…
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," from Universal/Imagine, wowed with a $55.1 million weekend bow that could be an early sign year-end box office will be merry. And combined with the…
Paul L. Sandberg was the producer of “Picking Up the Pieces.” Mimi Polk Gitlin was one of the executive producers. Information was incorrect in the Nov. 7 paper. * * * The late Howard Caine founded…
Kinowelt USA has beaten out other suitors for Mark Perez's latest screenplay "Cap'n Ricky ... also Featuring Karl." The company will finance the pic, budgeted in the $20 million range.
The European Film Forum has paid tribute to Moritz de Hadeln, the executive director of the Berlin Intl. Film Festival, for his contribution to film.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) intends to hold another hearing on Hollywood and violence, this time asking major retailers to describe how they can stop the sale of certain music, vidgames and pics to…
Samantha Morton has inked for the title role in "Morvern Callar," the second feature by Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay.
The Urbanworld Group, sponsors of Gotham's Urbanworld Film Festival -- the largest film confab devoted to minority fare -- is launching an acquisitions label, Urbanworld Films.