A bravura performance by Samantha Mathis grounds the gritty, unusual relationship drama "Sweet Jane." The often searing street saga is played to the hilt, but the script goes soft and loses…
An insider's take on the cutthroat world of television writers, "Hacks" is a flip, intermittently amusing satire. Though enhanced by a marquee cast, the picture has little to offer in the way of…
After her 1984 feature "Love in a Fallen City," Hong Kong filmmaker Ann Hui again adapts the work of the late, highly regarded Chinese novelist Eileen Chang. A melancholy melodrama about thwarted…
Unusual docu takes a spiritual bent, combining human-interest saga with colorful interpretive touches for a travelogue --- up the Ganges River to the lower Himalayas --- that most auds will connect…
TriStar Pictures has picked up the latest option on Anne Tyler's "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant" for Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz's Bedford Falls Co. to produce, sources said Thursday.
In the first deal for a screen adaptation of writer Jerzy Kosinski's work since "Being There," New Line has purchased the rights to Kosinski's 1982 cult novel "Pinball" for Gary Fleder to direct.
The Directors Guild of America has announced the winners of its 1997 Student Film Awards. The award presentations are skedded for Nov. 12 at DGA headquarters.
Will a certain British pipsqueak be able to conquer "Starship Troopers" and its hordes of giant insects at the box office this weekend?
Slamdance Film Festival officials have announced winners of their 2nd Annual Screenplay Competition. The awards will be presented at the Slamdance fest in Park City, Utah on Jan. 20, 1998.
Alison Maclean ("Crush") will direct "Jesus' Son," the screen adaptation of Denis Johnson's book of the same name, for Evenstar Prods. of New York.
Natasha Henstridge ("Species") has been signed to star in the romantic comedy "It Had to Be You." Steven Feder ("The Cottonwood") is set to direct from his own screenplay about an engaged woman who…