The superheated, rat-a-tat-tat style of Fernando Meirelles' epic "City of God" (2002) gives way to a lighter but also more emotionally satisfying take on the lives of favela gangstas in companion…
In the run-up to the American Film Market, American World Pictures has acquired international distribution rights to "Legacy" (aka "Pretty Little Devils"), starring Haylie Duff in a dark-humored…
Fuji TV, the network behind some of the biggest Japanese pics of the past decade, is bringing the latest pic from blockbuster producers Stephen Chow and Chihiro Kameyama to the AFM.
The unquantifiable toll of Mozambique's long civil war suffuses "Sleepwalking Land," an emotionally affecting tale-within-a-tale helmed and scripted by Brazilian-born Teresa Prata.
The year 1956 marked a turning point in Hungarian history, and "56 Drops of Blood" honors it with an extravaganza of over-the-top pop patriotism.
"Saw IV" begins with the now-dead Jigsaw lying on an autopsy table, his brain removed and his stomach contents emptied -- and he's still in charge, with more of his "games" to play, and the film ends…
After the biggest summer on record, Hollywood dropped the ball in the fall. Through Oct. 21, domestic box office is 6% behind last year, with the lowest total ($785.7 million) since 2001, according…
American distributors aren't the only ones finding it challenging to release serious-minded pics this year. Filmgoers in France and Germany have revealed their own waning appetites for political fare…
"The Home Song Stories" by Australian scripter-helmer Tony Ayres won the Halekulani Golden Orchid for best feature at the 27th Hawaii Intl. Film Festival. Awards were announced Thursday.
Filmax Ent., Spain's biggest pic production/sales house, is launching a label, the New Fantastic Factory. The brand bows with a genre quartet: "REC," from Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza; Plaza's…
After decades of slim pickings when it comes to decent films made by women, there's now a batch of femme-friendly movies in theaters.