Directors (and one producer) of this year's Academy Award nominees for foreign films gathered Saturday to tell the stories behind their stories.
An extremely naive philosophy informs "The Pornographer," a simplistic morality tale about a young, lonely man who attempts to realize his sexual fantasies by plunging into the corrupt world of adult…
Besides having one of the best titles in recent memory, "30, Still Single: Contemplating Suicide" is a witty, sardonic look at the L.A. dating scene. Pic, whose moniker and buzz drew crowds aplenty…
A story of loyalty and friendship among young street kids caught in a spiral of crime, "Schpaaa" (Norwegian street slang for "cool") is a gritty and realistic depiction of an Oslo never before seen…
"Saving Private Ryan" is the big winner in MovieFone's Fourth Annual American Moviegoer Awards. The leading movie listing guide and ticketing service company gave moviegoers the opportunity to vote…
When you drop well over $ 45 million on a production budget, it takes a long time to recoup the investment. And so while the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has to keep changing the star of its "EFX," the…
British and non-U.K. industryites gathered Saturday for the sixth annual BAFTA/LA pre-Oscars tea, at what British consul general Paul Diamond called "an occasion for tea-bibbers and the nominees."
Anchored by an outstanding performance from Taiwanese actress Rene Liu, "The Personals" is a funny, sad, beautifully observed study of modern-day sexual relationships centering on a young woman who…
This extremely modest film, devised by students attending director Ardak Armikulov's workshop at the city's Film Institute, attempts to examine the everyday life of a youth living in the Kazakh…
Produced, directed, written by Stu Pollard. Reviewed at Gothenburg Film Festival, Feb. 6, 1999. Running time: 89 MIN.