| May 11, 2007
In a bucolic, Beatrix Potter cottage turned fortified makeshift bunker, Don (Robert Carlyle) and Alice (Catherine McCormack) are just sitting down to a pasta dinner with four other survivors of the viral outbreak that ravaged England in Danny Boyle's...
| Feb 23, 2009
Anthony Dod Mantle
Arguably among the true mad wizards of modern world cinema, Mantle mixed conventional film cameras with small and light digital technology for "Slumdog Millionaire," creating an essential ingredient to the film's...
| Feb 22, 2009
Some movies can generate a spellbinding silence: a collective hush of audience anticipation, proof that the film has captured the attention of everyone in the theater. The deadly quiet that Danny Boyle heard in " Slumdog Millionaire's" first Hollywood...
| Aug 29, 2008
A year ago, the Telluride Film Festival set off the early fireworks for eventual Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis ("There Will Be Blood") and screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno"). Can this weekend's festival do the same for "The Curious Case of Benjamin...
| Mar 17, 2008
Much as one might admire the British healthcare system as presented in the documentary "Sicko," even Michael Moore would have to admit they have a hard time over there coping with apocalyptic viruses.
A lot of good socialized medicine did for the virus-...
| Mar 30, 2008
Admiral Adama arrived at the door with blood on his hands. "I'm sorry, I don't think you want me to shake," actor Edward James Olmos said, presenting his red palms. With his world-weary eyes and the stained cuffs of his military coat, he looked like...
| Dec 11, 2008
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
(City of God, The Constant Gardener)
Written by Don McKeller
(The Red Violin, Blue)
(Boogie Nights, Far From Heaven)
(You Can Count on Me, Zodiac)
| Oct 3, 2008
In Fernando Meirelles' land of the blind, the one-eyed man isn't king -- the morally degenerate opportunist is. After a mysterious plague of sightlessness strikes an anonymous city, a shadowy Orwellian government quarantines the afflicted in a...
| Dec 10, 2008
"How long have you got, and how can I best guide you in?" So begins a phone call with Anthony Dod Mantle, the British-born cinematographer of "Slumdog Millionaire" on the line from his longtime home in Copenhagen. This blend of adventuresome attitude with...
| Oct 2, 2009
In the months after the zombie apocalypse, brought on by a virulent mutation of Mad Cow Disease, America has ceased to be.
The few survivors don't use names but hometowns as their monikers. They travel the Interstates in sturdy GM SUVs, loaded with...