The clash between a sensuous tradition epitomized by "1001 Nights" and conservative religio-cultural trends in the contempo Arab world provides thematic tether for documentarian Jocelyne Saab's…
Initially a convincing widescreen English-language historical epic probing religious tension during the Inquisition, "The Headsman" suffers in later reels, veering too far into sensationalist revenge…
Soccer, sex, and a world about to be overturned by revolution sound like pretty good ingredients for the second film by Alexey Guerman Jr. But "Garpastum" fails to raise the emotional temperature…
Auds may come out whistling the music and talking about the production design, but unfortunately they won't praise much else in "Everlasting Regret." Pic races through its story and sizable cast with…
A Mexican Los Angeleno hauls ass to Newcastle, U.K., to realize the American dream in "Goal!", a slickly mounted slice of can-do nonsense set in the world of British soccer. With its well-staged game…
Helmer Sally Potter's "Yes" will open the Dinard Festival of British Cinema on Oct. 6, screening out of competition at the event in Brittany, France.
TV exec Kathy Busby is shifting to film, joining New Line as a senior VP of production.
Lakeshore Entertainment will produce action-thriller "Crank" for Lions Gate Films, with "Transporter 2" star Jason Statham set to star. Mayhem-driven pic will track a hit man's one-day rampage…
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has selected Joan Churchill to receive its award for documentary cinematography.
Disney shareholders filed an appeal Thursday to a judge's ruling upholding the $140 million severance package given to former prexy Michael Ovitz when he was fired in 1996.
L.A.-based Relativity Media will finance Ewan McGregor comedy "The Great Pretender," with Arclight Films handling international sales. The $18 million pic, written and directed by Peter Capaldi…