A notoriously difficult person to interview, Paul Bowles is remarkably forthcoming, candid and, in his own odd way, entertaining in Canuck helmer Jennifer Baichwal's extraordinary docu on the late…
In a year that saw no clear-cut favorites going into the voting, Michael Mann's tobacco biz expose "The Insider" emerged as the big winner with the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., copping four…
Like a stone skipping across the surface of the book, Alan Parker's film version of "Angela's Ashes" artfully evokes the physical realities of Irish poverty, but mostly misses the humor, lyricism and…
Bowing online at next month's Sundance Film Festival, ShowBizData's "The Worldwide Pitch Festival" aims to give upstart filmmakers a chance to land their first feature deals using the 'Net.
Pioneer Entertainment has inked a homevideo distrib deal with Regent Entertainment. The pact's frosh effort is the video release of Regent's William Shatner starrer "Free Enterprise," currently in…
Producers Richard and Lili Fini Zanuck promise the Oscarcast will have "a new spin" for the new millennium: A faster pace, more stars, a woman's perspective -- and no dance numbers.
Veering from the serious to the trivial and from the clinical to the lurid, James Mangold's "Girl, Interrupted" is a middling film that only partially conveys the spirit of its source material. Based…
Warner Bros. and producer Jerry Weintraub have sent a draft script of the romantic heist project “33 Liberty Street” to Julia Roberts. Sources said the studio would agree to pay Roberts’ full fee if…
An ambitious tale handled in a dawdling, sentimental way, "Bicentennial Man" filters the prescient vision of the late sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov through the touchy-feely sensibility of the "new"…
Ashley Judd is in negotiations to star for director Jim Sheridan in "The Notebook," New Line's adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel.
Film Forum will get all dark and stormy as it unspools the first-ever "Neo-Noir Festival" Feb. 18-April 6.