Nobuhiro Suwa won the Netpac award in Rotterdam in 1997 for his first feature, "2/Duo"; his sophomore outing, "M/Other," continues to explore similar domestic themes, though this time at excessive…
About 85 employees at Hollywood post-production house Editel/L.A. will lose their jobs when the company closes its doors next month, according to IATSE officials.
Prolific, always interesting Japanese helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa comes up with another mind-bender in "Charisma," a realistic allegory on his favorite subject -- human behavior out of joint with natural…
Lazar Ristovski, the Yugoslav actor best known to Western audiences for his perf as Blacky in Emir Kusturica's Palme d'Or-winning "Underground," makes his feature directing debut with "The White…
A provincial meter maid's latent dissatisfaction surfaces after a successful high school classmate returns briefly to town in "Hometown Blue." Sweetly observed and nicely paced, bittersweet comedy…
Lions Gate Entertainment has picked up North American rights to Errol Morris' documentary "Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter Jr." for a mid-six figures.
There's an arrogant cynicism to "Bootleg Film" that might have been provocative if delivered through a stronger story, but writer-helmer Masahiro Kobayashi's second feature comes off as an empty…
In her promising feature directorial debut, Sofia Coppola tackles the issue of teenage suicide with an assured treatment in "The Virgin Suicides," effectively employing a seriocomic tone.
An ornately styled tale that cries out for lucid simplicity, "Harem Suare" tells of an odalisque and a eunuch, drawn together by love and the desire for power in a Turkish harem in the early 1900s…
"Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" might have opened to the public Wednesday, but it won't be playing the showbiz "guild" circuit until weeks from now.