Writer-director Ning Ying fails to make the ingredients gel in indie production "Perpetual Motion." Female gabfest roams over the changes in the women's lives to attempt a portrait of how a…
The modest splash made by Andreas Dresen's Dogme-styled 2002 drama "Grill Point" raised expectations his projects since haven't quite met, including the new "Summer in Berlin." This seriocomic tale…
We see dead people in "Lucid," a competently handled puzzler whose derivative resolution proves its undoing -- though the lead performance by co-scenarist Jonas Chernick might alienate viewers well…
Following a messy bout of bickering over selection procedure, Italy has chosen Saverio Costanzo's "Private," a first work about a Palestinian family trapped at home by Israeli soldiers, as its…
Montxo Armendariz's elegiac rural drama "Obaba" has been chosen as Spain's foreign-language Oscar candidate.
With an eye toward its planned expansion into feature films, San Francisco-based animation studio Wild Brain has tapped former Jim Henson Co. topper Charles Rivkin as its CEO.
"Unsolved Mysteries" producer-director John Cosgrove has donated more than $1 million to Loyola Marymount U. School of Film & Television to establish a visiting artist endowment and a scholarship…
A psychotic seizure of a performance by Christian Bale dominates "Harsh Times," the directorial debut of David Ayer that channels "Taxi Driver" while also feeling like a dry run for Ayer's…
Longtime film soundtrack exec Darren Higman has joined Warner Bros. Pictures as senior VP of music, responsible for providing supervision on all film music.
Big media companies getting even bigger pose a threat to freedom and democracy, and Americans have an interest and obligation in opposing the trend, a symposium concluded on Wednesday.