The Belle of Brittania: Amma Asante directs true story of a young mixed-race woman who changed history
Director Amma Asante on Belle, Fox Searchlight’s May 2 release inspired by the life of the real Dido Elizabeth Belle, illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral and the great-niece of Chief Justice Lord Mansfield, the man who raised her, and whose court rulings influenced the English abolition of slavery. More »
Electro-fying: Marc Webb ups the ante as Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti join ‘Spider-Man’ villains gallery
He leaps into the void without a net, pouncing onto things and occasionally cracking wise to relieve the tension and make a point. Spider-Man? Sure. But also director Marc Webb... More »
After the mesmerizing In the House, French auteur François Ozon has done it again with the equally riveting Young & Beautiful, which opens in New York on April 25. More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Three women bond together to get revenge on a cheating lover in a comedy dominated by a wonderful Leslie Mann. More »
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