A fugitive on the run, marauding night riders and a tornado manage to occasionally heighten the drama of Charlotte Gibson's "Lost Creek Township," but the play is an unwieldy, rambling work that's…
Andrew Moodie doesn't believe in taking the easy way out. As a young, black playwright determined to write mainstream comedies dealing with serious issues, he fills his work with the kind of…
Reteaming with the studio behind her latest outing, "Ravenous," Antonia Bird has struck a deal with Fox 2000 to develop "Noel" as possibly the helmer's next directorial gig.
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A quietly piercing tale of adultery set in 1962, "A Bridge Between Two Shores" shines as a potential weepie with all the weepiness stripped away. Deftly played ode to practiced loyalty and provincial…
A father-and-son journey uses two often overused documentary genres -- the family reconciliation and the road trip -- to create a commercially viable debut in "Pop & Me," first-time director Chris…
Are Oscar tickets really "not for sale" and "non-transferable?" At least that's what a California judge has ruled. California Superior Court judge David Horowitz has ruled in favor of the Academy of…
Two great Bay Area musical institutions --- Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony --- collided in a most unusual two-night stand, the results coming off better suited to MTV's "Celebrity Death…
Charles Fuller, who won a Pulitzer Prize for drama for grappling with the moral complexities of "A Soldier's Play" (which was turned into the Oscar-nominated "A Soldier's Story" in 1984), contributes…
Beginning its ramp-up to an annual slate of four or five pictures, Estudio Mexico Films has started production on its first two features.
Stateside interest in all things Irish (the McCourt brothers' memoirs, National Book Award winner "Charming Billy," the Fox Searchlight hit "Waking Ned Devine," even the much-mocked "Riverdance")…
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