When it sticks to the poker parlor, "Luna's Game" is an absorbing character study of a hard-as-nails career gambler -- who just happens to be a woman -- in a boys' club of Madrid card players.
A pleasantly satirical examination of so-called mediums whose real talents lie in bilking their gullible clients, "Fortune Tellers and Misfortune" is an agreeable, unpretentious comedy.
The push and pull of established behavior vs. efforts to effect positive change are nicely limned in "Yes, but ...," a low-key look at family dynamics as filtered through a teenager's visits to a…
Buena Vista Intl. and Warner Bros. Intl. both were claiming victory in the weekend B.O. battle in Japan. Truth is, both "Pearl Harbor" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" are winners -- and arguing…
In "HS," a professional hit man decides to stop killing people -- to the consternation of his armed, immoral associates. Never quite as clever or funny as it could be, pic remains an undemanding dark…
Twenty-one years after she first essayed the genre in "The Spooky Bunch," Hong Kong helmer Ann Hui returns to spiritual shenanigans in "Visible Secret," to generally satisfying results.
Fernando Sarinana's "The Second Wind" has reaped more than 46 million pesos ($5 million) in two months of nationwide exhibition. This broad bedroom farce about a middle-aged teacher who cuckolds her…
The provincial investment fund Societe general de financement (SGF) is investing C$14 million ($9.24 million) in equity capital in Montreal-based CineGroupe, an animation partner of Vancouver-based…
Robert Downey Jr. pleaded no contest to drug charges on Monday and was sentenced to three years probation, including one year in a live-in drug rehabilitation program, as part of a deal with…
Scout, the Boston-based film and TV shingle behind such features as Errol Morris' "Mr. Death" and Brad Anderson's "Session 9," has inked a production deal with German film company CineAtlantica Media.
Some $70 million was spent on foreign film services and $27 million on Czech film and commercial production in 2000, according to the Czech Producers' Association (APA).