As true believers all hope, "Messiah" delivers. Vet photog William Klein gets a handle on Handel by grafting the ridiculous (all manner of slyly lensed evangelical mischief in France, Spain, Moscow…
VISIT VARIETY'S SUNDANCE 2000 There hasn't been much snowfall in Park City yet, but there has been a flurry of acquisitions activity. Sony Pictures Classics struck first on Saturday, closing a deal…
It was a "Beauty" pageant, a "Sopranos" high note, a trip to "Toy" land, a salute to biopics and an evening of gentle mockery at the 57th annual Golden Globes. The kudofest is often cited as an Oscar…
Alan Alda has been named this year's winner of the Valentine Davies Award by the Writers Guild of America West for his contributions to the entertainment industry and the community at large.
Gotham-based indie shingle the Shooting Gallery, in conjunction with Loews Cineplex Entertainment, will launch its indie film series Feb. 25 for 12 weeks in 17 major markets.
A belated entry in the hipster crime movie movement that began with "Reservoir Dogs," Troy Duffy's "Boondock Saints" mixes blood and Catholic-tinged vigilante justice in excessive portions for…
Carlos Diegues, helmer-writer of Brazil's official Oscar entry "Orfeu," has chosen to direct and co-pen the comedy "God Was Born in Brazil" as his next project.
The fifth annual Palm Beach Intl. Film Festival, showcasing 50-plus films from 22 countries, will be held Feb. 4-13.
Literary Brat Packer Bret Easton Ellis' controversial 1991 tome -- arguably one of the most-loathed and least-read novels in recent memory -- undergoes a rather startling transformation via…
Creative Light Worldwide, a film sales and distribution company, has acquired worldwide rights to "The Hi-Line," starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Ryan Alosio, Margot Kidder, Stuart Margolin and Tantoo…