Toho, like its signature character Godzilla, tromps the local competition. And no one has yet figured out a way to drive off of its top B.O. perch (nine of the 10 biggest domestic B.O. hits in 2007)…
A too-rare example of a made-for-kids movie from a territory that's guilty of cinematic child neglect, "Carlitos and the Field of Dreams" is high-energy, wholesome entertainment at its most polished…
After successfully portraying the perverse literary ambitions of several wannabe writers in "Poison Friends," writer-helmer Emmanuel Bourdieu takes a stab at intellectualizing a B-grade family…
Hoyts Distribution weighs in as Australia's top indie in '08 despite a change of corporate owners late last year. An affiliate of Australia's second-largest theater circuit Hoyts Cinemas, the distrib…
A sampling of indie distribution shingles that have recently joined the domestic release biz.
Nathan Kahane has worked at just about every budget level, having exec produced and produced more than 25 pics, including "The Grudge," "Juno" and "The Strangers." He is now prexy at Mandate…
While Internet distribution has been hyped as the long-tailed future of the indie sector, figuring out how much all the various portals benefit a pic's bottom line right now is tricky.
The creeping lassitude evident in cult toonster Mamoru Oshii's "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" reaches its apex in "The Sky Crawlers," which lands on the screen with a soft thud and stays there for…
"In Paraguay" feels atypically passive -- a homemovie whose shape and substance are devoid of the helmer's familiar wry commentary.
Iranian expatriate cineaste Amir Naderi returns to the desert in "Vegas: Based on a True Story," as a destructive force rips through a family in precarious remission from full-blown addiction.