"Lush" is a quirky, off-center tale with a self-defeatingly disdainful attitude toward audience involvement in story or character. First feature by writer-director Mark Gibson lurches from one…
Eastman Kodak vet Roderick T. Ryan picked up an Oscar on Saturday night for his technological contributions to the film industry at the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards…
Vet helmer John Schlesinger treats the story mutedly, which helps keep matters from getting too maudlin. But it doesn't help them get much of anywhere else. Initial demi-comic tone is…
With exhibs and distribs gathering in Las Vegas for this week's ShoWest, the weekend B.O. offered a casino-style all-you-can-eat buffet favoring quantity over quality.
After more than a year of on-again, off-again negotiations, Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope completed its production-distribution deal with MGM late Friday.
Gotham-based Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co., best known for such children's television programming as "Teletubbies," is moving onto the silver screen, tapping Tim McCanlies ("The Iron Giant") to adapt…
Though Yankowitz's text quite often resembles an extended lecture with dramatic examples, director Hope Alexander elicits moving, multi-layered performances from an excellent six-member ensemble…
"The Next Best Thing" to a good movie is a well-intentioned one, and at the end of the day, that less-than-compelling consolation prize is about the best thing one can hand this resoundingly adequate…
For none of the advertised reasons, and all of the right ones, the Los Angeles Opera has come through with one of its season's best stagings, and one of the company's few genuine Verdian triumphs.
Donald Petrie (“My Favorite Martian”) is in negotiations to direct Sandra Bullock in the Castle Rock Entertainment/Village Roadshow co-production “Miss Congeniality.” Petrie will replace Hugh Wilson…