The Slamdance Film Festival has launched a production wing devoted to short films, $99 Specials, in which nine Slamdance alumni will have $99 to produce five-minute films that will premiere this fall…
Warner Bros. Pictures' "Urban Townie" is headed back to the farm for now. Brad Pitt fell out of the Baltimore/Spring Creek project last week, and now director Mike Figgis ("Timecode") has followed…
A domestic drama that flirts with occult rites, "Mask of Desire" cracks the door on local psychology and superstition just wide enough to intrigue, then bewilder, most offshore viewers. Status as the…
This modern-day "The Grapes of Wrath" follows a mother and daughter, who --- like Okies before them --- move to California to seek greener economic pastures but instead fall into a relentless…
Kao Ventures, Barnaby Thompson, Uri Fructmann of Fragile Films and Harry Handelsman of B2B have acquired London's nearly 100-year-old Ealing Studios for $10 million.
Las Vegas is so deliciously appropriate for this operatic Rat Pack that it's downright odd the trio didn't get its start in a showroom. This is Frank, Dino and Sammy --- without the jokes --- for a…
Determined to prove the Farrelly brothers nonstarters, "Kevin & Perry Go Large" is a loutish Britcom that easily tops the record in erection and bodily function jokes --- without realizing that…
Reviewed at Kabuki 8, San Francisco, April 13, 2000. (In S.F. Film Festival.) Original title: Enebene. Running time: 104 MIN.
Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the action-comedy spec "Jack's Night" in a preemptive low-six-figure bid for Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road Pictures.
Wholesome --- an accurate description of John Denver --- does not necessarily translate into corny --- an accurate description of "The John Denver Story." In a superficial retelling of Denver's rise…