| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BEIJING -- John Woo's upcoming epic "The Crossing" is to be presented in stereoscopic 3D.
The decision to convert to 3D, along with its star cast that includes Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei almost guarantees the pic will be...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
ROME - The Venice Film Festival is opening up its "Final Cut in Venice" workshop, which supports African films in post, to pics also coming from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.
Last year the innovative workshop, organised by the Venice Film...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:06 PM
It should be incredibly dull, just a man in his car on the phone. Yet the new British film "Locke" is gripping in its simplicity, wringing deep, suspenseful drama from a man making difficult decisions from which there will be no turning back. As he drives...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Can Harry Potter pull off a transformation into a young Allen Ginsberg, future icon of the Beat generation? According to a spare 30-second teaser from the forthcoming movie "Kill Your Darlings," the answer is … quite possibly.
| May 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection."
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A belated festival premiere for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and a powerhouse showing for British filmmakers including Mike Leigh and Ken Loach -- plus appearances by other usual suspects such as David Cronenberg, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nuri...
| Apr 9, 2013
Spanish actress was 1950s Hollywood star
Sara Montiel, 85, a famed, sultry-voiced Spanish actress who achieved Hollywood stardom in the 1950s, died Monday in Madrid, according to her biographer, Peter Villora. The cause was undetermined....
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Perhaps it's appropriate that the director of "The Immigrant" has achieved more fame overseas than on his own shores.
In France, James Gray is practically a household name. Though he hails from New York -- Queens to be exact -- four of his five films...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Kelly Reichardt calls it "a thriller with a small t." Her newest film, "Night Moves," has its North American premiere Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival following its world premiere a little over a week ago at the Venice Film Festival....