George Clooney has closed a deal to reprise Frank Sinatra's role as Danny Ocean in "Ocean's 11," with Steven Soderbergh set to direct the Warner Bros. pic.
Adapting novels into film is pretty close to a sucker's bet. There's never enough screen time to do a novel justice -- even a three-hour film is hard-pressed to pack in all the events of a midsize…
While local films stole much of the thunder in France, Italy and Spain, several American films reached or neared significant milestones at the overseas box office.
“Tsatsiki” is a rarity — a film aimed at kids but equally loved by adults. One of last year’s biggest local hits, Swedish film critics voted it best Swedish film of 1999. “My only problem now is how…
The following dossier includes information on all 47 submissions for the foreign-language film Oscar.
The Limerick streets of Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of growing up poor in Ireland, "Angela's Ashes," no longer exist. So, after months and millions of dollars of painstaking…
No sooner had the Thai Film Censor Board turned down the request for distribution of Twentieth Century Fox's "Anna and the King" on December 28, than professionally pressed VCD copies appeared on the…
In October 1992, the Royal National Theater opened a new production of the 1945 J. B. Priestley play “An Inspector Calls,” and a directing star was born: Banished — along with the drawing room in…
How many people have seen any of the 40 foreign-language films submitted for this year's Academy Awards? That's the question facing producers and distributors. They know that getting attention for…
In the 68 years since the Academy gave a special award to Walt Disney for the creation of Mickey Mouse, little has reversed the overwhelming advantage live action movies hold over animated features…
After an auspicious platform start, Universal is eagerly awaiting the bell signaling the next round for "The Hurricane."