An extended surfing video thinly disguised as an action movie, "In God's Hands" is a disjointed blend of technical superiority, and narrative and dramatic weakness.
Miramax Films has won its appeal against an NC-17 rating for "Artemisia," its erotic biopic of the 17th-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
The latest entry in the growing field of indie youth ensemble films, "Bongwater" is an uneven, intermittently likable movie about a group of Portland residents for whom getting high is a way of life.
Oscar-winning filmmaker James L. Brooks will give the keynote address Saturday for the Independent Feature Project/West's annual Screenwriting Conference. Brooks will focus on the creative process…
DreamWorks Pictures has buttoned up the rights to fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi's three-part comic book "The Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel," which it plans to develop into a feature film and…
Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group has acquired all domestic rights to Initial Entertainment Group's war drama "Savior." The company also has picked up distribution rights in several foreign…
Combine the high-energy pyrotechnic choreography of a Hong Kong actioner with the plight of a banal sitcom schnook and you have "The Big Hit." A fleet piece of sock-'em entertainment, its kinetic…
Toronto International Film Festival has appointed Colin Geddes as the new programmer for the festival's popular Midnight Madness collection of cult films and cinematic exotica.
Lions Gate Films has followed up its acquisition of Paul Schrader's "Affliction" (Daily Variety, April 17) with a deal to distribute Ted Demme's untitled Irish-American working-class drama starring…
Responding to recent accusations that Warner Village Cinemas multiplexes gives inadequate space to Italian releases, Antonio Maldonado, CEO of the newly established national exhibition chain, has…
Mia Farrow and Bonnie Root have joined the cast of Bandeira Entertainment's coming-of-age comedy "Coming Soon."