For a 30-second piece of music written 40 years ago, Lalo Schifrin has gotten a lot of mileage out of one tune.
Franco-Russian helmer Pavel Lungin ("Taxi Blues") is prepping English-language pic "Lilacs" on the life of Russian-American composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Blam! Whoom! R-rumble! While U's "United 93" has received attention for its hot-button subject matter, the comicbook world is ramping up its own take on the subject of 9/11.
The stripped-down title of the disaster epic formerly known as "The Poseidon Adventure" accurately reflects the movie itself -- an early-summer vehicle that's built for speed, with scant time to…
Tracey Scott Wilson shows a keen talent for dramatizing hot-button issues with her first major work, "The Story," a taut but flawed script about ethics and ambition at a big-city newspaper. Director…
When Maria Bello made her New York City stage debut -- an event attended by a minivan full of her relatives from Philly -- the lights came up, and the actress climbed out of bed, naked. "The entire…
An indelible image from Sept. 11, 2001, is the lifeless body of Mychal Judge, Franciscan priest and chaplain of the New York City Fire Department, being carried, "Pieta"-like, from the fuming ruins…
British-Nigerian helmer Ngozi Onwurah, in her outrageous, funny, challenging shout-out on the subject of black self-image, "Shoot the Messenger," sweeps away the norms of narrative filmmaking along…
Shoja Y. Azari's "Windows" takes a single conceit and sticks to it passionately through 10 vignettes -- each done in a single shot and through some manner of portal. Play will likely be limited to…
"Smiling in a War Zone" chronicles the voyage to Afghanistan taken by Danish performance artist Simone Aaberg Kaern in 2002, to help a young woman there realize her dream of becoming a pilot…