The Moscow Film Festival has refused to bow to diplomatic pressure to cancel the screening of a documentary about female suicide bombers, it emerged Monday.
"Some things are buried for a reason," reads the teaser for "Loot," Darius Marder's meandering treasure-hunt movie and a prime candidate for immediate interment.
An aged femme shaman, gangsters and assorted innocents are thrown together in Kazakhstan-set drama "Baksy," helmer Guka Omarova's fluent sophomore outing.
The man Democrats loved to hate receives a docu portrait Republicans might chafe at in "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story."
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" topped the Japanese weekend B.O. for June 21 and 22, making 860 million yen ($7.9 million) on 624,000 admissions at 789 screens.
The 13th annual Nantucket Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday, honored screenwriters and filmmakers both established and green.
Jeffrey Katzenberg found a receptive audience as he tubthumped 3-D, helping European exhibition confab Cinema Expo get off to a bang Monday.
So awash in natural beauty and big waves that the spectacular eventually becomes pedestrian, "Highwater" is surfer/helmer Dana Brown's celebration of (and sales pitch for) extreme surfing.
Ken Auletta, Joe Nocera and the entire Monday business section of the New York Times were among the winners Monday at the second Mirror Awards.
Publicist Howard Brandy, whose career spanned nearly five decades in Hollywood, died Monday in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 79.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has inked a multiyear first-look deal with producer Charles Roven and his Atlas Entertainment shingle.