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Ten of the best Italian movies ever made as a starting place for exploration. With classics from such infamous filmmakers as Fellini, De Sica, Rossellini, Visconti, and Antonioni.
Watching movies online is easier than ever. Put that broadband connection to good use and find the best places to stream free films in great quality to your desktop, laptop, or TV.
Brief overview of the history of Bollywood cinema that covers the history of Bollywood cinema from 1913 to the present. A general primer in the history of India's Bollywood cinema.
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, also known as Hsu Chi, who has already appeared in over forty feature films including
Top Ten Irish Films: the best Irish movies
"Talk to Me, talk to me," radio dj Petey Greene ( Don Cheadle ) says to his listeners, the riled-up black
Review: Intruders. A-lister Clive Owen makes a dramatic career mistake starring in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's art-house horror film 'Intruder.' Jordan Hoffman reviews.
German actress Sibel Kekilli made her feature film debut in Fatih Akin's award winning film Head-On (Gegen die Wand).
Award-Winning Bollywood Films: Cannes Film Festival presents a list of Bollywood films that have won awards at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival over the years.
I'm all in favor of people bursting into song (see my top ten list of art house musicals), and so it
The top ten romantic movies, indie style: our list includes Richard Linklater's
Amitabh Bachchan: A brief biography and overview of the life and filmography of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Covers his life history, his beginnings as an actor, his status as Bollywood's Angry Young Man, and his current position as TV host of Kaun Banega Corepati.
Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight.
Since "The Matrix" introduced Western audiences to wire-fu, it seems we can't get enough of the flying,
The best German films explore everything from claustrophobic submarine warfare to expressionistic visions of the future, from angelic dreams of immortality to a certain mischievious dwarf. Lang, Wenders, Schlöndorff, Fassbinder, Herzog: here is our list of the ten best German films.
Burdened with a craft that's essentially uncinematic, writers in the movies are perennially blocked, broke, and insane, simultaneously romanticized and ridiculed for their excesses--from the wise-cracking drunks of Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle to the sticky sweetness of Shakespeare in Love, the self-regarding self-reflexivity of Adaptation, and the homicidal madness of The Shining. Here are ten films that have something real to say about what it means to write.
Spanish Actresses: a photo gallery of Latina leading ladies. Including luminous stars of cinema Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayak, Leonar Wattling, Alice Braga and many more.
A list of past Academy Award winners in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
10 Essential Bollywood Films. An introduction and overview of 10 essential Bollywood films. A primer to Bollywood cinema, featuring a list of 10 essential Bollywood films that serve as a good introduction to Bollywood cinema.
A review of Richard Linklater's exceptional film BOYHOOD
Gallery of photos of Taiwanese actress Shu Qi.
10 Bollywood Actresses To Know - Bollywood beauties, from world famous actress Aishwarya Rai and Rani Mukherjee to rising stars Mallika Sherawat and Sonam Kapoor.
In diversity and accomplishment, French films rival that of any country. Here is a list of ten classics that no serious film fan should miss.
Mel Gibson's follow-up to The Passion of the Christ uses the decline of the ancient Mayan civilization as backdrop for another epic blood bath. Come for the solar eclipse and stay for the large-scale serial human sacrifice!
The Many Languages of Indian Cinema – Bengali, Assamese, Tamil looks at the regional cinemas of India, and covers the cinema of Bengal, Assam and Tamil.
A review of Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling.
A list of must-see Canadian Films, including David Cronenberg's
Ram Teri Ganga Maili - A review of the 1985 Bollywood film Ram Teri Ganga Maili staring Rajiv Kapoor and Mandakini. Discusses that Ram Teri Ganga Maili has legendary status because of an infamous wet sari scene under a waterfall featuring star Mandakini.
A look at Bollywood megastars and the film industry that supports the creation of Bollywood megastars. Covers the history of the Bollywood star system, leading up a look at the Bollywood megastars of today.
Awards Won by Bollywood Films at Major International Film Festivals - Bollywood Films that won awards at the Venice Film Festival. List of five Bollywood films that have won awards at the prestigious Venice Film Festival.
An interview with Senegalese artist and filmmaker Fatoumata Kandé Senghor.
French Actors Photo Gallery: photos of famous French actors.
Monica Bellucci in Malena
The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. Robert Redford founded the festival in 1978 to raise awareness about independent films. The Sundance Film Festival is held each year in January in Park City, Utah.
A photo gallery of British actresses
A profile of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan.
Birth Date: July 5, 1980. Place of Birth: Paris, France. Family Facts: Eva Green has a twin sister. Her
A rave review of John Cameron Mitchell's much-anticipated sexually explicit film Shortbus.
Birth Date: September 21, 1980. Place of Birth: Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Father: Randhir Kapoor. Mother:
Carlos Reygadas's sophomore film offers an audacious style, amateur actors performing real on-screen sex, and a melodramatic plot that doesn't add up.
A review of Anton Corbijn's John le Caree adaptation, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Bollywood Actresses bollywood leading ladies india's biggest sex symbols bollywood photos
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Winner of the jury prize at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, this comedy about the Israeli military was written and directed by Talya Lavie. Eric D. Snider reviews.
Gallery of photos of actress Monica Bellucci
The best Japanese animation on DVD.
Bollywood Genres: Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales - Bollywood Movies Based on Myths, Legends and Fairytales, a look at the Bollywood genre of movies made after famous myths, legends and fairy tales, including the Ramayana and the Mahabharata
Debut: Stilley mades her film debut in 9 Songs .Photo Gallery: For more of Margo Stilley, see our 9 Songs
A powerful and alarming new documentary about the global environmental crisis, narrated by Leo DiCaprio.
Award-Winning Bollywood Films: Berlin Film Festival presents a list of ten films that have won awards at the Berlinale during its 61 year history
Small budgets and a private vision often produce the hippest and edgiest stuff in filmmaking. Here are the ten cult films you can't live without.
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1930-1950 contains a list of cinematic milestones in Bollywood films from 1930 to 1950.
The inspiring story of real-life hero Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a hotel manager in Rwanda who used his courage and cunning to shelter over a thousand refugees from certain death. Opens December 22nd, 2004.
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai.
Bollywood Genres: The Historical Film provides an overview of the historical epic as a Bollywood genre. It also covers biopics, lives of the saints, and epic legends.
What happens when you eat McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day, super-sized when asked, widely
Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton star in Wes Anderson's latest confection. Read our review.
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema 1950-1960 covers a list of milestones in Bollywood cinema from the years 1950-1960
Ang Lee's Lust, Caution won the prestigious Golden Lion award earlier this year at Venice, but not without
The best films about the all-important, tumultuous friendships between young women.
Michael Winterbottom's latest experiment "9 Songs" mixes live concert footage with real sex. Already
Essential independent films, including movies by Wes Anderson, Lynne Ramsay, Sofia Coppola, Victor Nunez, Richard Linklater, Jim Jarmusch, and Patricia Rocezma.
Scarlett Johansson stars as alien in Jonathan Glazer's adaptation of Michel Fabers novel. Eric D. Snider reviews.
A Capsule Review of "Berlin Babylon" from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
The top ten anti-war movies
The Best films from Australia and New Zealand, including movies by Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, George Miller, and Peter Weir.
Tang Wei Film Career: Tang Wei made her film debut in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution , starring opposite Tony
A photo from the Paramount Classics release "An Inconvenient Truth", directed by Davis Guggenheim and
The ten funniest British films on DVD, from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
A profile of Aishwarya Rai, crowned Miss World 1994 and one of Bollywood's most famous actresses.
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom:2 Page 8.
Bong Joon-ho's adaptation of the French graphic novel is sci-fi for a large audience, mistakenly confined to a narrow one. Seek it out!
Rosamund Pike at the 2008 Academy Awards. Page 11.
Sonakshi Sinha - Bollywood Newcomer Finds Fame, Fans is a profile of bollywood newcomer Sokakshi Sinha, model and actress who appeared in the film Dabangg and can now count Sarah Palin as a fan
In "S21," Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh's brings together the victims and perpetrators of Pol Pot's
Monica Bellucci in The Matrix
One of the first words spoken in Jehane Noujaim's captivating documentary is "propaganda." This is fitting,
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Page 18.
Korean director Kim Ji-Woon provides two hours of stylish spookiness with this moody horror flick about a pair of girls who are being terrorized by their stepmother. Or are they?
OK, I'll confess. I'm German. To me, there wasn't anything "foreign" about Run Lola Run. I recognized
From Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel is an ambitious new film, shot in four countries, starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal, Koji Yakusho, and Elle Fanning.
Rent This: A Walk on the Moon. : anna pacquin pearl kantrowitz jewish housewife viggo mortensen walk on the moon
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu. Page 17.
Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ
A stunning photo of Deepika Padukone. Page 11.
In 1952, a young Argentine medical student and his friend left on an aging motorcycle to travel through
A profile of Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee, featuring bio, interviews, filmography and photo galleries.
A review by your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category, 1980-1989. Page 2.
Eric D. Snider reviews the effective horror movie about a haunted mirror.
a simple how to on writing an independent screenplay, from your about.com guide
A review of Steven Knight's drama
Campell Scott directs this pitch-perfect drama about a free-thinking family who lives in the New Mexico desert. Joan Allen, Sam Elliot, Jim True-Frost and newcomer Valentina de Angelis star.
Birth date: July 15, 1968. Place of Birth: Milan, Italy. Biography: Rosalinda Celentano is the third
Pick up a newspaper and chances are you'll see a headline which contains a quotation from President George
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema 1896-1930 contains a list of 9 cinematic milestones in Bollywood film history, which includes the first screening in India, the first feature film, the first social satire, the first permanent theater in Calcutta, the creation of the Indian Cinematograph Act, and the first foreign talkie.
Background: Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982. Her parents are both doctors. The actress went
There is nothing extraordinary about Patty Jenkin's debut feature "Monster" except the transformation
Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers is set in Paris in the spring of 1968, a tumultuous time of sexual
Bobby Review - Review of Raj Kapoor's 1973 Bollywood film Bobby
Twice in Gavin Hood's Oscar-winning Tsotsi , we see a train pull into a station. What seems like a straightforward
Documentary on a principled and moral life. Biography of the pastor, pacifist, and Nazi Resister Thorough
The Chorus is a movie you have seen many times before. Cute, well-acted and utterly predictable, Christophe
Birthday: January 10, 1974. Married: Suzanne Khan (Daughter of Sanjay Khan and cousin to Fardeen Khan.
Review: The Way Way Back. Eric D. Snider reviews the lovely and familiar coming of age comedy 'The Way Way Back.'
Birth Date: July 3, 1979. Place of Birth: La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Yvelines, France. Double Exposure: 2003
Thanksgiving Movies -- Forget worrying about the turkey and tricky sleeping arrangements -- the real question is what you're going to do with all those house guests between football games and kitchen disasters. Thankfully, we've done the heavy lifting there for you, and found 8 movies to watch that complement Thanksgiving perfectly.
A Review of Christine Fugate's The Girl Next Door, the documentary about Stacey Valentiner, from your About.com Guide
Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir) directed this partially animated sci-fi movie loosely based on Stanislav Lem. Robin Wright plays a version of herself and attends a Futuristic Congress... Eric D. Snider reviews.
Jacques Demy's candy-colored love story is sung all the way through, but don't let that turn you off. Catherine Deneuve is so young, beautiful, and innocent, it's enough to make the toughest musical hater's heart melt. A romance for the ages.
a simple how to on telling indies from blockbusters, from your about.com guide
Three documentary reviews: Keep the River on your Right, Stone Reader, and Lost in La Mancha.
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Pooja Batra. Page 4.
Film festivals provide moviegoers with the first exposure to cinema's best new films. The influence of such important international film festivals as Cannes, The Toronto Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festivals, and Sundance point to the most exciting work by contemporary film makers. Major film acquisitions are made, obscure films are discovered, and future classics are recognized. Cinephiles will want to stay up to up to date with news from these top film festivals.
"The Magdalene Sisters" is a bold, shocking and powerful film. Through the fictional stories of three
Featuring the brightest young stars of French cinema and directed by rising filmmaker Christophe Honoré (DANS PARIS), LOVE SONGS is a vibrant and audacious ultra-modern movie musical. Louis Garrel (THE DREAMERS, DANS PARIS), Ludivine Sagnier (SWIMMING POOL), Chiara Mastroianni (PERSEPOLIS), Clotilde Hesme (REGULAR LOVERS), and Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet star.
A film director (Anne Parillaud) is consumed with directing a young actress and actor in a difficult sex scene in Catherine Breillat's new drama. Opens October 20, 2004.
Disclaimer: "The Aviator" is neither a world nor an independent film. This fact is indisputable, despite
The Many Languages of Indian Cinema – Part 2 looks at the many languages of Indian Cinema, and this part covers Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada cinema
Side Effects - A Review of Steven Soderberg's Side Effects
Eric D. Snider reviews Gareth Huw Evans' martial-arts sequel The Raid 2: Berandal, starring Iko Uwais.
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Eric D. Snider reviews the biopic about the recently deceased South African leader.
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai. Page 10.
A stunning photos of actress Shu Qi. Page 6.
Yes, Mexico also has its share of aimless stoners who eat Ecstasy, make fart jokes, and enjoy masturbating
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat. Page 3.
a simple how to on watching online movies, from your about.com guide
Pola X - A review of Leo Carax's film Pola X starring Guillaume Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve. Jurgen Fauth reviews.
Millennial Mayhem, from your About.com Guide
2014 is half over! The perfect time for a look back at our favorite movies of the year.... so far!
A review of Derek Cianfrance's film The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes.
A Review of Grave of the Fireflies, by Jurgen Fauth
Background: Martinez was born in Paris, France on January 12, 1966. His father is a Spanish professional
A stunning photo of Lara Dutta. Page 12.
The two bad boys of indie cinema team up for an exploitation double feature: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez' Planet Terror make up the two halves of Grindhouse.
Leonar Watling: a photo of the beautiful and talented Spanish actress. Page 10.
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Salma Hayek: a stunning photo of the famous actress. Page 11.
Gallery of photos of Taiwanese actress Shu Qui
A profile of model turned actor Dino Morea.
The "military-industrial complex" has long been one of the bogeymen of the left. Not everybody, however,
Aspiring writer Carter Webb (Adam Brody, of televisionâs The O.C. ) flees L.A. for his grandmotherâs