Albania's cinema profile gets a boost with "Magic Eye," a damning portrait of media manipulation and the consequences of feeding a nation a diet of lies. Pic's country of origin may hamper Stateside…
Helmer Reza Azamian's "A Border for Life" suffers from a repetitious plot but goes the distance thanks to its two strongly-drawn protags. Pic picked up an award for best first (or second) film at…
A successful man's forged-in-adolescence loyalty to his hypochondriac buddy turns both their adult lives inside out in "The Cactus." Likeable thesps milk well-plotted script for all it's worth. But…
Sadism triumphs over atmosphere in "Rampo Noir," a colorful but over-arty quartet of Japanese horror yarns. Based on stories by Taro Hirai, each seg in this portmanteau entry is interpreted by a…
In choosing its seven contenders for the visual effects Oscar, the Motion Picture Academy embraced franchise fare and an 8,000-pound gorilla but proved resistant to the charms of "Sin City."
Four years after 9/11, actor-director Albert Brooks takes a humorous stab at defusing the equation Muslim equals terrorist in "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World." Pic is well-timed to catch a…
Norwegian anti-hero Svend Foyn is making his way to the big screen.
Spain's 10-week-old mega studio, Alicante's Ciudad de la Luz, will host the shoot of "Asterix at the Olympic Games," the third pic in the franchise and the first big-budget international production…
Former BBC topper John Birt has left Prime Minister Tony Blair's office to join Terra Firma, owner of Europe's largest cinema chains and the largest outside the U.S.
THE WEIGHT OF WEDNESDAY Despite falling short of 'Lord of the Rings' first-day gross, Universal hopes 'King Kong' emulates the success of previous lower-grossing Wednesday openers…