Quebec thesp Luc Picard was the big winner at the first New Montreal FilmFest, with "The Audition," his feature debut as a writer-director, nabbing the Golden Iris Grand Prize.
A man's death brings to the surface unresolved trauma for his brother in thesp Eric Caravaca's respectable, though rarely moving, helming debut "The Passenger." Best known for his role in Patrice…
A refreshing take on an overused theme -- dysfunctional father-son connections -- starts gently and gets more compelling as it glides along like a woodworker's sharpened plane over smooth surfaces…
Storytelling conventions are turned on their bloodied heads in "The French Guy," which starts like a tale of uplift and soon spins into the land of Grand Guignol. Dark farce is not for everyone and…
Just above the heel of Italy is a spur of land called the Gargano, where the guardians of popular song featured in docu-fantasy "Craj -- Tomorrow" pass on their buoyant folk music to new generations…
Having decided on doggedly mainstream treatment for the defiantly non-mainstream flamenco hero of the title, vet Jaime Chavarri fails to supply new dramatic riffs in predictable biopic "Camaron."…
A Spanish-lingo spin on "Almost Famous" that nicely captures the chaos of a reunited rock band on the road but loses the backbeat, ambitious dramedic tuner "Sinfin" reps a noble sophomore overreach…
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," staying tasty in overseas markets, dominated a moderate weekend at the foreign box office with $13.7 million from nearly 4,000 prints in 55 markets.
Gotham inaugurated its fall season cultural extravaganza this weekend with boffo openings for the New York Film Festival and the New Yorker Festival.
Italy may have its own "Fahrenheit 9/11" with comedian-helmer Sabina Guzzanti's witty and scathing "Viva Zapatero!" Title pays tribute to the current Spanish prime minister and his liberal reforms…