Jack Chapman (aka Yankel
The latest in New Economy entertainment, "Quantum Project" is undone by the Old Economy reality that no amount of virtual magic and digital effects can substitute for a script. Touted in its…
A vain city slicker is no match for a provincial cast of bumbling amateur actors in "Andre the Magnificent," an adaptation of a hit comic play that won five Molieres (French equivalent of the Tonys)…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Leslie Caron will join Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp in Miramax's “Chocolat” for helmer Lasse Hallstrom. Caron, who recently completed HBO's “Blonde Bombshell” with Judy Dench (also set for…
Seven two-handers in which characters talk about everything except the truth about themselves, Miguel Albaladejo's warm-hearted and human "Word Attack" is a commercially risky but charming follow-up…
The long line of pro-union activist docus gets a racy, if no less earnest addition in "Live Nude Girls, UNITE!," Julia Query and Vicky Funari's bemused, amusing chronicle of a San Francisco strip…
Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope is in advanced negotiations with German video giant VCL as its foreign partner for Zoetrope's 10-picture slate with MGM classics label United Artists.
The French term for sly, witty banter is "marivaudage," in honor of Marivaux, Gaul's most famous playwright after Moliere. In Marivaux's 1724 play "The False Servant," there's marivaudage to spare…
Reviewed at L.A. Italian Film Awards (closing night), L.A., April 29, 2000. Running time: 98 MIN.
Brit-born, U.S.-based filmmaker Jasmine Dellal spent eight years hoping to demystify an historically secretive culture --- but in hitching her wagon to a principal interviewee who appears…