On a normal shoot, the director can yell "cut" and repeat each scene until it's absolutely perfect. With "Borat," the movie depended on Sacha Baron Cohen staying in character at all times. "The…
Warner Bros. has hooked “Open Water” director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau to bring an even more harrowing shark tale to the screen. They will write and Kentis direct “Indianapolis,” an…
The one-name auteur may seem like a relic of the glory days of world cinema -- Truffaut, Fellini, Kurosawa. But Almodovar -- or if you're on more intimate terms "Pedro" -- is one of the few…
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Greengrass drew on his experience from his controversial docudramas "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence" and "Bloody Sunday" to make "United 93" as truthful and dramatic as possible.
One could say valor in the face of impossible odds is Oliver Stone's stock in trade. Given the cycle of Vietnam films for which he's best known, and the fact that he's a decorated veteran of that…
Awards season 2006 has its first piracy case. Law enforcement officials on Monday arrested John Acas and his cousin Sheryl Demesa on charges of stealing and illegally posting online numerous…
Colin Welland's cry of "The British are coming!" at the 1982 Academy Awards has never seemed more prophetic, even if he spoke a quarter of a century too soon. Half a dozen helmers from Blighty have…
Gibson's latest film has drawn debate about its dark, violent content as well as head-scratching about its box office and awards season prospects.
It's somewhat ironic that Martin Scorsese's most admired film in years happens to be based on a popular Hong Kong action-thriller and set in Boston.
Zwick made his name in TV and film with contempo dramedies like "thirtysomething," only to switch to a much larger canvas at the end of the 1980s with his Civil War epic "Glory." Since then, he's…
"Finding Neverland" helmer Forster was looking for a comedy and leapt at Zach Helm's "Stranger Than Fiction."