"The Apprentice" meets "Project Greenlight" at this year's Hamptons Film Festival with the 48 Hour Film Project, wherein filmmakers will compete to make a short in precisely two days.
Picturehouse topper Bob Berney traces his remarkable instinct for picking break-out specialized films ("The Passion of the Christ," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Whale Rider") to his roots as an…
The Berlin Film Festival is boosting its lease on the beach. The U.S. preem of the Berlinale's prestigious Kinderfilmfest at this year's Hamptons Film Festival is yet another collaboration in a…
Steve Who? Coogan? He's not a director? He's an actor? A British actor? Mostly from television? Well, sure, then that's perfect. Let's build a New York Film Festival event around him.
Once upon a time a long, long time ago, back before the film festival circuit exploded in a frenzy of growth, the New York metropolitan area had the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New York Film…
A true account of how a woman's intelligence and stoicism saves her huge family, "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" sensitively presents an unvarnished view of the 1950s and early '60s through the…
HBO's monochromatic all-Hollywood spectrum of comedies has indulged in up-and-comers ("Entourage") and has-beens ("The Comeback") before reaching into the hasn't-been bin to deliver "Extras," the pay…
Hard Sell: For years, PepsiCo has featured its products on movie screens the way most companies do -- by paying the studios millions of dollars to sneak them into scenes, dialogue and plot points.
Man's fascination with the world's oldest profession continues to be reflected in an endless stream of movies. "Parabola" belongs to the gritty artfilm variation and is probably one of the more…
Helmer-scripter Lamberto Lambertini's "Fire at My Heart" is a historical costumer that plays like an opera without music. Set in 1815, during the final days of Joachim Murat's brief rule as King of…