Sony's Russian film affiliate has announced increased production plans for the next two years, and has partnered with local entertainment broadcaster holding CTC-Media.
"The Jammed," a self-distribbed contempo thriller about human trafficking that until five months ago was set to go direct-to-DVD, capped a remarkable rise from obscurity to collect the top trophy at…
Films about pop figures, especially of the live-fast-die-young variety, have become a staple of cinema, and often breakout vehicles for actors.
While Hollywood will never cease its endless flirtation with promoting youth, some of its best offerings this awards season showcase the work of veteran actors.
Scripter Maggie Peren makes a chucklesome if not laugh-out-loud funny debut as a feature helmer with "Special Escort," a warmly observed ensembler about five male losers who market themselves as…
In 1964, having delivered what might have been the best performances of their illustrious careers, Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton found themselves facing off as lead actor nominees for "Beckett."
Actors often make good directors, as evidenced by Orson Welles and Ron Howard. But directors make fine actors, too. Some star in their own movies, from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to Spike Lee…
In 1955, Grace Kelly won an Oscar for her role as the wife of Bing Crosby's alcoholic, has-been actor in "The Country Girl," donning strings of pearls, clingy satin dresses and a slash of ruby red…
The tabloids and the public can't get enough of the rise and fall of young actresses. One too many latenight parties caught on camera, a couple of stints in rehab and a once-promising career can be…
Once upon a time, as in 78 years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences would honor a performer for multiple films. In 1929, Emil Jannings was recognized as best actor by starring in "The…
Laughter may be the best medicine, but to Academy voters it is often greeted around Oscar time like a dose of castor oil. Rare is the comedy or comic performance that is honored with a nomination…