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 »
Middle East showdown: Yuval Adler’s ‘Bethlehem’ explores tense bond between Israeli agent and Palestinian informer
Less is more in Bethlehem, Israeli filmmaker Yuval Adler’s slick debut feature about an Israeli secret service agent and his teen Palestinian informer and the animosities that envelop them. More »
As any artist knows, inspiration can spring from the unlikeliest of places. For example, the idea for Sony Pictures Classics’ acclaimed art-world documentary Tim's Vermeer emerged during a simple dinner conversation between magician Penn Jillette and his longtime friend—and the subject of the film—computer engineer Tim Jenison, founder of the software company NewTek. More »
French writer-director Alain Guiraudie’s upcoming Stranger by the Lake, a hit at last fall’s New York Film Festival where the film’s explicit footage fueled considerable chatter, is a seductive pile-up of unknowns—not the kind that frustrate, but that intrigue and captivate. More »
Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha didn’t walk into his meet-and-greet with MGM expecting to emerge as the director of a rebooted RoboCop, the 1987 Paul Verhoeven hit that spawned an unlikely but lucrative franchise in the late ’80s and early ’90s. More »
Revealing ‘The Invisible Woman’: Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in drama about Charles Dickens’ secret affair
Broadway’s one and only Tony-winning Hamlet became filmdom’s one and only Coriolanus, only because he opted to make his film-directing debut with Coriolanus. Ralph Fiennes is a veritable festival of firsts, and now he has moved on to seconds. More »
When A Separation won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 2011, its writer-director Asghar Farhadi made Oscar history, having created the first Iranian film to go home with the prize. More »
Genius dog and his adopted son try to repair a hole in the space–time continuum in an amusing update of the 1960s cult cartoon. More »
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