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Small Time, which marks the big-screen directing debut of a small-screen writer-producer, is a charmer of a character comedy that comes out exactly life-size. More »
In this edition, Film Journal International reports about several recent promotions and activities that studios, filmmakers, exhibitors and marketers are cooking up to whet audiences’ appetites for more. More »
Love for sale: John Turturro directs and collaborates with Woody Allen on comedy about unexpected ‘Fading Gigolo’
Once upon a barber’s chair, John Turturro was rattling on about an idea he had for a movie. More »
Supporting S.H.I.E.L.D.: Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and writers Markus & McFeely reflect on ‘Captain America’
Fighting Hitler during World War II, Commies in the ’50s, Nixonian politics in the ’70s and so on through the decades, it's no surprise that in Captain America: The Winter Soldier—a sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and the latest installment of Marvel Studios' "Marvel Cinematic Universe" continuity—the super-soldier defender of the nation faces what may be his most invasive enemy... More »
Anthony Chen may be only 29 years old, but his deep humanity and keen understanding of people, with all of their conflicts and contradictions, stamp him as an old and very wise soul. More »
A 2013 study estimated that the second Iraq War cost the United States over $2 trillion. Tens of thousands of casualties include the deaths of almost 4,500 U.S. soldiers. More »
Joe and Anthony Russo, the Coen Brothers of TV, have shepherded such series as “Community” and “Happy Endings” as executive producers and “Arrested Development” and other series as directors, winning an Emmy Award along the way. More »
The character of Jean Passepartout in Jules Verne’s 19th-century comic adventure novel, and later, the 1956 caper, Around the World in 80 Days, is the consummate valet. More »
As America thaws out from a tough winter, spring and summer 2014 promise to heat things up at the box office. More »
Like March’s weather, Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, the annual showcase of new French films which unfolds in New York in March, is dependably uneven and unpredictable. More »
Although Bad Words advertises itself with a close-up of Jason Bateman’s mouth forming (possibly foaming) the F-word, it turns out that Focus Features’ irreverent R-rated antic is more about spelling than swearing. More »
Sometimes a filmmaker has to look a long time before finding a project that’s the right fit. And then he often has to wait an even longer time just to get it green-lit and off the ground. But every so often, the perfect project just falls in a filmmaker’s lap. Ready to go. That’s how Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless) found himself attached to Divergent. More »
The first Russian production in IMAX 3D, Stalingrad depicts a pivotal battle against German forces during World War II. More »
A wish-fulfillment for those seeking adult content in its literal sense, as well as for feminist complainers, Le Week-End is one of its director’s three movies about grown-up relationships, with strong, even against-the-grain female roles. More »
Harold Ramis, one of the most influential writer-directors of modern movie comedy, died on Monday morning, Feb. 24, at the age of 69. FJI pays tribute with this career Q&A conducted in 2009 by Frank Lovece. More »
Pro football manager faces crises on the most important day of his career in a well-tooled vehicle for Kevin Costner. More »
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