The 16th Paris Film Festival kicks off today with some 60 films to unspool before the close on April 3. Nine of those pics will compete for a $50,000 Grand Jury prize to go toward French distribution.
Santa Monica-based Web production company Zeros & Ones Entertainment has launched Zeros & Ones Studios, a work-for-hire Web animation facility. New digital arm is being formed by the team of 16…
Auds overseas voted with their feet to see "Miss Congeniality" as it debuted at No. 1 in six markets last weekend, relieving some of the B.O. tedium that seems to afflict many territories at this…
Screenwriting duo Greg Schaffer and Steve Joe have been hired by Warner Bros. Pictures to rewrite the comedy "Victory & Loco" for Denise Di Novi Pictures. Comedy concerns a pair of guys who begin to…
AMC Entertainment has quit the National Assn. of Theatre Owners in an implicit knock on NATO's ability to lead on issues including the looming digital conversion.
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," newly crowned Oscar winner for foreign-language film, will be released on videocassette and DVD June 5 by Columbia TriStar Home Video.
Trying to pick up where "La Strada" left off, "Lost Horizon" is seriously in need of a focused script to tie its handful of grubby social outcasts together. The magician Tulan and his women have some…
Atepid bedroom farce set in London, Calais and the Italian countryside, "Barnie's Minor Annoyances" revolves around a mopey cipher who attracts more sexual attention than Dirk Diggler. However, why…
The Asiaphile film critic and sometimes film-subtitler Tony Rayns renders an astute, thoughtful profile of the latitudinarian film director Jang Sun-Woo in "The Jang Sun-Woo Variations." Rayns…
Portraiture at its very best, "Lives" is an artist's sketchbook concentrated on four well-lived, 60-year-old lives. Filmmaker Alain Cavalier ("Therese") seems totally guileless as he introduces his…
Conceived by one ex-Cahiers du Cinema critic -- Herve Le Roux -- and patterned, with deliberate laboriousness, after the films of another -- Jacques Rivette -- "And They Call This ... Spring?" is a…
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