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What is Bollywood?
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.
Where to Go for Free Online Movies
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.
The 10 Best Italian Films Ever Made
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.
Award-Winning Bollywood Films: Cannes Film...
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.
Shu Qi
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, also known as Hsu Chi, who has already appeared in over forty feature films including
10 Fantastic Movies About Writers
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.
The 10 Most Romantic Movies Ever
The top ten romantic movies, indie style: our list includes Richard Linklater's
The 10 Best Irish Films
Top Ten Irish Films: the best Irish movies
Top 10 Hong Kong Action Flicks
Since "The Matrix" introduced Western audiences to wire-fu, it seems we can't get enough of the flying,
10 Essential Bollywood Films
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.
The 11th Hour
A powerful and alarming new documentary about the global environmental crisis, narrated by Leo DiCaprio.
Spanish Actress Photo Gallery
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.
Best Foreign Language Film - Oscar Winning Best...
A list of past Academy Award winners in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Top 10 German Films
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.
Meet Sibel Kekilli: Biography and Photospread
German actress Sibel Kekilli made her feature film debut in Fatih Akin's award winning film Head-On (Gegen die Wand).
10 Bollywood Actresses You Should Know
10 Bollywood Actresses To Know - Bollywood beauties, from world famous actress Aishwarya Rai and Rani Mukherjee to rising stars Mallika Sherawat and Sonam Kapoor.
Megastars – Bollywood Style
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.
The Chorus (Les Choristes) - Review
“The Chorus” is a movie you have seen many times before. Cute, well-acted and utterly predictable, Christophe
The Many Languages of Indian Cinema –...
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.
Salman Khan
A profile of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan.
Super Size Me
What happens when you eat McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day, super-sized when asked, widely
Apocalypto
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!
Top 10 Cult Films on DVD
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.
Top 10 Films from Canada
A list of must-see Canadian Films, including David Cronenberg's
Top 10 Anti-War Movies
The top ten anti-war movies
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1930-1950
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1930-1950 contains a list of cinematic milestones in Bollywood films from 1930 to 1950.
Top 10 Essential French FIlms
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.
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) - World Film...
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Lust, Caution
Ang Lee's Lust, Caution won the prestigious Golden Lion award earlier this year at Venice, but not without
Bollywood Genres: Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales
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
Why We Fight - Documentary Review
The "military-industrial complex" has long been one of the bogeymen of the left. Not everybody, however,
Margo Stilley
Debut: Stilley mades her film debut in 9 Songs .Photo Gallery: For more of Margo Stilley, see our 9 Songs
Amitabh Bachchan
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.
British Actress Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of British actresses
How To Write a Screenplay For an Independent Film
a simple how to on writing an independent screenplay, from your about.com guide
Review: Hellion
Writer-director Kat Chandler's third feature, starring Josh Wiggins and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, is a humane, well-acted drama about a motocross-loving
French Actors Photo Gallery
French Actors Photo Gallery: photos of famous French actors.
The Corporation
Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, and Joel Bakan present a thorough investigation of the history, power, and impact of corporations on modern civilization.
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1896-1930
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.
Control Room
One of the first words spoken in Jehane Noujaim's captivating documentary is "propaganda." This is fitting,
9 Songs
Michael Winterbottom's latest experiment "9 Songs" mixes live concert footage with real sex. Already
Bollywood Genres: The Historical Film
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.
Review: Whitewash
Thomas Haden Church, Oscar-nominated for his role as affable sidekick in Sideways, is the best reason to see the bemusing semi-thriller Whitewash. The film
Award-Winning Bollywood Films: Venice Film...
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.
La Vie En Rose - Review
Olivier Dahan's La Vie En Rose ( La Môme ), a portrait of Edith Piaf, France's most famous singer, features
Tang Wei
Tang Wei Film Career: Tang Wei made her film debut in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution , starring opposite Tony
Review: Cold in July
Cold in July, based on Joe R. Lansdale's novel and directed by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are), is a highly satisfying bit of pulp fiction. Starring Michael
Reviews: Oculus
Much better than a film about a haunted mirror has any right to be. Directed, co-written, and edited by Mike Flanagan, this effective tale of terror stars
Rosalinda Celentano
Birth date: July 15, 1968. Place of Birth: Milan, Italy. Biography: Rosalinda Celentano is the third
Photos of Monica Bellucci
Gallery of photos of actress Monica Bellucci
The Sundance Film Festival
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.
Kareena Kapoor
Birth Date: September 21, 1980. Place of Birth: Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Father: Randhir Kapoor. Mother:
Perfect Sense
The world is coming to an end in David McKenzie’s dystopian love story 'Perfect Sense' starring Eva Green and Ewan McGregor. Marcy Dermansky reviews.
Kate del Castillo
A stunning photo of actress Kate del Castillo. Page 5.
Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan - On-Screen Together...
Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan - On-Screen Together Again reports on the on-screen renion of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, who are once again to appear on-screen, though in a television commercial and not a feature film.
Bollywood Actresses Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actresses bollywood leading ladies india's biggest sex symbols bollywood photos
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1950-1960
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema 1950-1960 covers a list of milestones in Bollywood cinema from the years 1950-1960
Top 10 Films from Australia and New Zealand
The Best films from Australia and New Zealand, including movies by Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, George Miller, and Peter Weir.
Top 10 Independent Films
Essential independent films, including movies by Wes Anderson, Lynne Ramsay, Sofia Coppola, Victor Nunez, Richard Linklater, Jim Jarmusch, and Patricia Rocezma.
Top 10 Anime DVDs
The best Japanese animation on DVD.
Amar, Akbar, Anthony
Amar Akbar Anthony - A Review of the 1977 Bollywood film Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Manmohan Desai and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, and Nirupa Roy.
Battle in Heaven
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.
Paradise Now
What drives people to become suicide bombers? Hany Abu-Assad's drama about two Palestinians who strap explosives to their bodies is an eye-opening exploration of the minds and hearts of two perfectly aimable slackers who turn into terrorists.
How To Tell an Independent Film From a Studio...
a simple how to on telling indies from blockbusters, from your about.com guide
Rani Mukherjee
A profile of Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee, featuring bio, interviews, filmography and photo galleries.
Leonar Watling
Leonar Watling: a photo of the beautiful and talented Spanish actress. Page 10.
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith -...
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Legendary MKD Films to Relaunch
Legendary MKD Films to Relaunch - Manmohan Desai’s Banner Revived by Son and Grandaughter looks at the news that the legendary Bollywood film company MKD studios is relaunching, thanks to the efforts of Manmohan Desai's son and granddaughter
Top 10 Movies About Girlfriends
The best films about the all-important, tumultuous friendships between young women.
Shortbus
A rave review of John Cameron Mitchell's much-anticipated sexually explicit film Shortbus.
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1960-1965
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1960-1965 looks at milestones in Bollywood cinema from the years 1960 until 1965
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Alex Gibney's documentary about the spectacular bankruptcy of the energy trading company tells a gripping story of greed, deception, and fraud.
Foreign Film Oscars - The Eighties
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category, 1980-1989. Page 2.
Turtles Can Fly
In his films, Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi casts a surreal spell. With unnerving calm, his movies
Award-Winning Bollywood Films: Berlin Film...
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
Ariadna Gil
Ariadna Gil: a photo of the Spanish actress. Page 9.
Festival Review: Little Children
In Todd Field's follow-up to In the Bedroom, Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson meet on the playground and cheat on Jennifer Connelly while a pervert (Jackie Earle Haley) lurks in the shadows. Little Children is based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. Read Jürgen's review.
The Many Languages of Indian Cinema –...
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
Caterina in the Big City
Paolo Virzì's "Caterina in the Big City" is a lovely surprise: an insightful, charming story of a fifteen-year-old
Koi ... Mil Gaya
I'm all in favor of people bursting into song (see my top ten list of art house musicals), and so it
A review of Anton Corbijn's John le Carre...
A review of Anton Corbijn's John le Caree adaptation, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Leticia Dolera
Leticia Dolera: a photo of the Spanish actress. Page 6.
Run Lola Run
OK, I'll confess. I'm German. To me, there wasn't anything "foreign" about Run Lola Run. I recognized
Top 10 British Comedies
The ten funniest British films on DVD, from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Olivier Martinez
Background: Martinez was born in Paris, France on January 12, 1966. His father is a Spanish professional
The Place Beyond the Pines
A review of Derek Cianfrance's film The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes.
Foreign Film Oscars - The Seventies
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category from 1970-1979. Page 3.
Sunshine
Danny Boyle sends a group of astronauts – Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh, and Rose Byrne among them –
3-Iron
Tae-suk, the hero of Ki-duk Kim's remarkable film "3-Iron" has a strange air of quiet, contemplative
Most Influential Film Festivals
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.
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek: a stunning photo of the famous actress. Page 11.
Bong Joon-ho's adaptation of the French graphic...
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!
A review of Richard Linklater's exceptional...
A review of Richard Linklater's exceptional film BOYHOOD
Karisma Kapoor
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor. Page 16.
Louis Garrel photo
Louis Garrel photo: Louis Garrel at Cannes. Page 8.
Bobby
Bobby Review - Review of Raj Kapoor's 1973 Bollywood film Bobby
Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in Woody...
Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
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.
Taking Woodstock
Taking Woodstock - A review of Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock. Ang Lee lighten ups in this warm and funny adaptation of Elliot Tiber's memoir. Comic Demetri Martin is terrific in his first starring role. The cast also includes Imelda Staunton, Emilie Hirsh, Paul Dano and Liev Scrierber, who does terrific work in a dress.
Top 10 Essential World Films
The very best foreign films--or at the very least, Jurgen's list of favorite world films.
An Inconvenient Truth
David Guggenheim documents Al Gore's slide show: a compelling and easy to understand scientific exploration of the dramtic effects of global warming.
An Interview with Christina Ricci - World Film
Christina Ricci speaks about her new movie, Johnnny Depp, and Los Angeles, by your Guide to World Film, Jurgen Fauth
How To Watch an Online Movie
a simple how to on watching online movies, from your about.com guide
The Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. For ten days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new talent.
The Dreamers
Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers is set in Paris in the spring of 1968, a tumultuous time of sexual
The Specialist - Portrait of a Modern Criminial...
A review of Eyal Sivan's movie about Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem
Jim Caviezel
Birthdate: September 26, 1968. Place of Birth: Mount Vernon, Washington. First Role: He had a bit part
Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival is the oldest and most prestigious film festival.
Away From Her
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) Andersson have been married for almost fifty years.
How To Throw an Indie Theme Party
a simple how to on indie theme parties, from your about.com guide
Monica Bellucci in "Irreversible"
Monica Bellucci in Irreversible
The Magdalene Sisters - Review
"The Magdalene Sisters" is a bold, shocking and powerful film. Through the fictional stories of three
Alex van Warmerdam's baffling "Borgman",...
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Monica Bellucci in "Brotherhood of the Wolf"
Monica Bellucci in Brotherhood of the Wolf
Priyanka Chopra
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Page 9.
Monica Bellucci in "The Passion of the Christ"
Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ
Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike at the 2008 Academy Awards. Page 11.
Love Songs
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.
Pooja Batra
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Pooja Batra. Page 4.
Virginie Ledoyen
A portrait of French actress Virginie Ledoyen.
Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre handle the...
SNL's Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre handle the hot-button topic abortion with humor and authentic emotion. Eric D. Snider reviews.
Tabu
A stunning photo of Tabu. World / Independent Film. Page 15.
How To Become an Indie Film Star
a simple how to on [topic], from your about.com guide
Preity Zinta
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta. Page 8.
Lisa Ray
A stunning photo of Lisa Ray. World / Independent Film. Page 7.
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell is the real thing: this intense Irish actor is known both for his antics off-screen and his remarkable performances on screen.
Aishwarya Rai
A profile of Aishwarya Rai, crowned Miss World 1994 and one of Bollywood's most famous actresses.
Rescue Dawn
Ten years ago, Werner Herzog made a documentary called Little Dieter Needs to Fly, about a German-born U.S. Navy pilot who was shot down in Laos during the beginning stages of the Vietnam war. Now, Herzog returns with a fictionalized version of the very same story starring Christian Bale.
Alice Braga
A photo of actress Alice Braga. Page 4.
Anna Walton
Anna Walton at the Premiere of 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army'. Page 27.
Cate Blanchett on Notes on a Scandal
An interview with Cate Blanchett about NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Pola X
Pola X - A review of Leo Carax's film Pola X starring Guillaume Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve. Jurgen Fauth reviews.
Top Ten Indie Movie Soundtracks - World/Indepen...
Top ten indie soundtracks from your About.com Guide
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor at the 'Delhi 6' World Premiere. Page 21.
Monica Bellucci
A picture of the insanely sexy Monica Bellucci. . Page 15.
Rent This: A Walk on the Moon
Rent This: A Walk on the Moon. : anna pacquin pearl kantrowitz jewish housewife viggo mortensen walk on the moon
The Raid 2: Berandal
Eric D. Snider reviews Gareth Huw Evans' martial-arts sequel The Raid 2: Berandal, starring Iko Uwais.
Agnes and His Brothers
In writer-director Oskar Roehler's farce Agnes and His Brothers, Cologne is populated with freakishly exaggerated characters. With Moritz Bleibtreu, Martin Weiss, Katja Rieman and Herbert Knaup.
Paz Vega
Paz Vega: a stunning photo of the talented and beautiful Spanish actress. Page 2.
Lara Dutta
A stunning photo of Lara Dutta. Page 12.
Zero Motivation
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.
Sexy Beast - Ben Kingsley - A Review by Beck...
A review of "Sexy Beast" starring Ben Kinglsey, by your Guide to World Film, Jurgen Fauth
The Girl Next Door - Independent / World Film -...
A Review of Christine Fugate's The Girl Next Door, the documentary about Stacey Valentiner, from your About.com Guide
Monster Review
There is nothing extraordinary about Patty Jenkin's debut feature "Monster" except the transformation
Berlin Babylon - Capsule Review by your...
A Capsule Review of "Berlin Babylon" from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Sushmita Sen
A stunning photo of Bollywood Actress Sushmita Sen. Page 14.

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