FROM SHOWESTOverseas exhibitors are ready to push into such giant untapped markets as Russia and China, but a group of them insisted Monday they won't move forward unless distributors lower film…
Feeding off its Academy Awards noms and hype, "American Beauty" continued to dine out handsomely overseas last weekend, while the pre-Oscar attention appears to be adding some gravy for "The Talented…
Digital Mercury partner Richard Lewis has closed a three-picture deal with tyro scribe and UCLA screenwriting grad student Paul Castro worth $1 million.
"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…
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…
Roger Avary has been set to direct Bill Paxton in "Mexicali," a Destination thriller that will begin production this summer.
Ever since the Cold War ended, spy-story aficionados have sought a way to revive the genre within the context of the new world order. This latest series from Barry Sonnenfeld's company simply lets…
A bittersweet rural drama based on an idea by late Spanish helmer Ricardo Franco, "Cascabel" explores the same dark psychological terrain that was Franco's trademark, though sans his intensity. The…
An impressively stylized portrait of socialist Poland circa 1971, "Life Hurts" recounts the last years of Polish poet Rafal Wojaczek, a rebel who became a legend when he committed suicide at 26…