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Chinese language cinema triumphed for the third consecutive year at the 13th Turin Intl. Festival of Young Cinema (Nov. 10-18), with the top prize going to “On the Beat,” Ning Ying's ironic take on…
The leading role in last week's review of “The Sadness of Sex” was not identified in the credits. The lead was played by Barry Yourgrau, the film's co-writer and creator of the source material.
Based on an autobiographical novel by a Japanese cartoonist, pic begins as an intriguing coming-of-age story that ultimately becomes confusingly overwrought with symbolism. Artfully done but muddled…
A straight-to-vid sci-fi actioner, "Cyberjack" is flying the unusual route of limited fest exposure before landing in North American stores as "Virtual Assassin."
The sixth annual Stockholm Intl. Film Festival wrapped up its 10-day run Nov. 19 just as the worst November snowstorms in 20 years concluded blanketing the Swedish capital. The weather couldn't stop…
It's hard to know quite what to make of this strangely compelling film, which mixes politics and melodrama in puzzling fashion, until the end, when it inexplicably turns into a Sam Peckinpah movie…
If a 35% increase in submissions this year is any indication, the heat surrounding American independent cinema will be turned up higher than ever at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Set to…
Secretive drifters, evocative Arizona locales and character names like Dodge and Rinda set a tone of desert noir in "Black Day Blue Night," J.S. Cardone's suspense thriller that has more fun posing…
Casey Silver, who has served as president of Universal Pictures for the past year, has been upped to chairman of the MCA motion picture group, stepping into the job previously held by his former…