A novelettish plot is given a degree of stature in "A Mother Alone," a partial return to form by Sri Lankan helmer Sumitra Peries after her stodgy, long-haul "The Eldest Daughter" three years ago…
If evidence were necessary that the compilation picture is way past its prime as a format, "The Vesuvians" is here to provide it. This quintet of fanciful, fairy-tale visions of Naples by five of the…
A tender-hearted road movie set in end-of-dictatorship Spain and built around a troubled father-son relationship, Emilio Martinez-Lazaro's "Backroads" is solidly played but ultimately unsatisfying. A…
There are certain tacit rules that need to be followed in the making of a sequel, notes a character in "Scream 2." He cites only a couple of the more banal truisms, but there's no question that the…
The complicated guys of "Hombres Complicados" are two siblings who share little more than a blood line. Brought together by the death of their mother, they embark on a journey and, against all odds…
There was stunned sadness in the entertainment community Wednesday as Hollywood struggled to come to grips with the death of Brandon Tartikoff of Hodgkin's disease, at 48.
Here comes the "Dead Zone." National box office over the first post-Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally as unexciting as week-old mashed potatoes, and this year looks to be no exception.
Steven Rabiner has been named senior vice president of production for Castle Rock Pictures, the company announced Thursday.
The Polish film industry has a hit on its hands. The comedy called "Killer" is nudging 1.3 million admissions and is already the largest-grossing Polish film ever.
Academy Award nominee Edward Norton is in final negotiations to join Matt Damon in John Dahl's "Rounders" for Miramax.
Over the next few weeks, as movie fans in festive moods flock to the latest releases, they may encounter picket lines at theaters in several U.S. cities.