| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:35 PM
As pure of heart as its heroine, "Cinderella" floats across the screen like a gossamer confection, full of elegant beauty and quiet grace.
No sly asides, no double entendres and nary a hint of modern-day gender politics dilute this poetically, if not...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:55 AM
Amazon announced Wednesday that it has ordered full seasons of five pilots, including a Philip K. Dick adaptation, a magazine show inspired by one of the nation's most esteemed publications and two children's programs.
Pilots getting a greenlight are...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:30 PM
"The Book of Negroes," based on the award-winning novel from Johns Hopkins University alum Lawrence Hill, has been made into a television mini-series to be shown later this month on BET.
American actor Aunjanue Ellis plays the main character, Aminata...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Amazon is riding high with its righteous Golden Globe wins for its comedy series "Transparent" and a new deal with Woody Allen. And far be it from me to be a downer, but let's all try to keep our heads.
As exciting as television's age of exploration...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:36 PM
BET's upcoming miniseries "Book of Negroes" is set during the same tumultuous American era as "Roots" and as last year's Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave." Although the story contains depictions of atrocities, it is at its heart a tale of triumph.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Cold War may be over, but our planet is no safer from the dangers of escalating nuclear conflict, according to "War Book," a modestly achieved British chamber piece that reunites the director (Tom Harper) and screenwriter (Jack Thorne) of 2009's...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Production, finance and sales outfit K5 Intl. is boosting its U.K. presence by expanding its London operation with additional staffing and taking international rights to Tom Harper's thriller "War Book," which gets its world premiere at the London Film...
| Nov 11, 2011
"London Boulevard," starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, is a pitch-black thriller with ruthless drug bosses and relentless paparazzi sharing bad guy billing. Would that the movie were pitch perfect as well.
It's clear that writer-director William...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather") hasn't been heard from on a large scale in a while, but he's still in the game, as proved by this more modest melodrama that he also wrote.
Val Kilmer plays a novelist in a career decline,...
| Aug 18, 2011
Plowing through the latest edition of Production Weekly, I see nary a Florida film shoot on the slate, which was my reaon for checking it. We aren't giving away money like Louisiana and Georgia, so there's still a lot more production in those states. A...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 9:49 AM
Oscar Wilde's classic novel, about a man who appears to stay forever young, gets fresh treatment in a version that boasts an impressive cast in support of title star Ben Barnes ( "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian").
Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall ("...