In a 1933 trial, French courts ruled that two housemaids, having killed their employer and her daughter, were guilty of premeditated murder. Julie-Marie Parmentier and Sylvie Testud are eerily…
Lions Gate Releasing has acquired U.S. theatrical distribution rights to "Liam," a critically hailed drama directed by Stephen Frears. A summer 2001 release is planned.
Peter Bart: The Backlot
Documentarian Stanley Nelson offers another illuminating African-American history lesson with "Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind." Skillfully entwining archival material with talking-heads…
London-based financier Entertainment Capital Group has expanded its Stateside operation with the launch of domestic distribution arm Access Motion Picture Group. Outfit complements ECG's acquisition…
Norwegian actress and director Liv Ullmann will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, replacing Jodie Foster who pulled out earlier this month, organizers said on Sunday.
Lone Scherfig's mellow relationship comedy "Italian for Beginners" is a warm charmer about chance and the rhythms of life among working-class thirtysomethings in a Copenhagen suburb. Slow to get in…
A possible Screen Actors Guild strike may be a disaster for Hollywood, but Australian producers see it as an opportunity to snare thesps ordinarily beyond their reach for midyear shoots.
Manitoba enfant terrible Noam Gonick transitions from shorts to feature terrain with "Hey, Happy!," a post-apocalyptic whimsy that has cult-status-or-bust written all over it. Curiously charming…
Following protests concerning the unrestricted release of Ridley Scott's thriller, "Hannibal," fledgling arthouse banner Teodora Film has added fuel to the fire by denouncing the double standards of…
Universal Pictures production prexy Kevin Misher, once seen as a potential head of the studio, is negotiating an exit from his post in order to form a new film production company.