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Top 8 Thanksgiving Movies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 10 Most Romantic Movies Ever
The top ten romantic movies, indie style: our list includes Richard Linklater's
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,
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.
Salman Khan
A profile of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan.
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
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 10 Best Irish Films
Top Ten Irish Films: the best Irish movies
Shu Qi
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, also known as Hsu Chi, who has already appeared in over forty feature films including
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
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.
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.
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.
Side Effects
Side Effects - A Review of Steven Soderberg's Side Effects
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).
Best Foreign Language Film - Oscar Winning Best...
A list of past Academy Award winners in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
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.
9 Songs
Michael Winterbottom's latest experiment "9 Songs" mixes live concert footage with real sex. Already
Super Size Me
What happens when you eat McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day, super-sized when asked, widely
Lust, Caution
Ang Lee's Lust, Caution won the prestigious Golden Lion award earlier this year at Venice, but not without
Top 10 Christmas Movies for Cynics
? Sick of White Christmas ? Here is our list of ten Christmas movies that are guaranteed not to fill
Priyanka Chopra
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Page 9.
The Corporation
Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, and Joel Bakan present a thorough investigation of the history, power, and impact of corporations on modern civilization.
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.
The Chorus (Les Choristes) - Review
“The Chorus” is a movie you have seen many times before. Cute, well-acted and utterly predictable, Christophe
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.
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
The Wedding Song
The Wedding Song - A review of Karin Albou's THE WEDDING SONG. Set during World War II in Tunis, Karin Albou's The Wedding Song is the story of a friendship between adolescent girls tested by drastic circumstances.
The 11th Hour
A powerful and alarming new documentary about the global environmental crisis, narrated by Leo DiCaprio.
A rave review of John Cameron Mitchell's much-anticipated sexually explicit film Shortbus.
The 10 Best Canadian Movies
A list of must-see Canadian films, including David Cronenberg's Videodrome. Have you seen all ten of these films?
Photos of Monica Bellucci
Gallery of photos of actress Monica Bellucci
Bollywood Actresses Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actresses bollywood leading ladies india's biggest sex symbols bollywood photos
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
British Actress Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of British actresses
Control Room
One of the first words spoken in Jehane Noujaim's captivating documentary is "propaganda." This is fitting,
Deepika Padukone
A stunning photo of Deepika Padukone. Page 11.
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.
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.
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom:2 Page 8.
Kareena Kapoor
Birth Date: September 21, 1980. Place of Birth: Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Father: Randhir Kapoor. Mother:
Bobby Review - Review of Raj Kapoor's 1973 Bollywood film Bobby
Aishwarya Rai
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai. Page 18.
The Dreamers
Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers is set in Paris in the spring of 1968, a tumultuous time of sexual
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.
The Statement
Starring: Sir Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Alan Bates, David De Keyser, and Jeremy Northam Director:
Aishwarya Rai Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai. Page 19.
Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson stars as alien in Jonathan Glazer's adaptation of Michel Fabers novel. Eric D. Snider reviews.
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.
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.
French Actors Photo Gallery
French Actors Photo Gallery: photos of famous French actors.
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
Eric D. Snider's review of Stephen Chow's loose reimagining of the classic Chinese novel.
Anna Walton
Anna Walton at the Premiere of 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army'. Page 27.
Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci Hot Photo . World / Independent Film. Page 14.
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.
Tang Wei
Tang Wei Film Career: Tang Wei made her film debut in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution , starring opposite Tony
Margo Stilley
Debut: Stilley mades her film debut in 9 Songs .Photo Gallery: For more of Margo Stilley, see our 9 Songs
The Raid 2: Berandal
Eric D. Snider reviews Gareth Huw Evans' martial-arts sequel The Raid 2: Berandal, starring Iko Uwais.
Review: Ram Teri Ganga Maili
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 stunning photo of Tabu. World / Independent Film. Page 15.
Rani Mukherjee
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee. Page 13.
Shilpa Shetty
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Page 18.
Daniel Auteuil
A profile of French actor Daniel Auteuil.
Top 10 Anime DVDs
The best Japanese animation on DVD.
Gretchen Mol
Gallery of photos of actress Gretchen Mol. Page 4.
Alexandra Maria Lara at Cannes
German actress Alexandra Maria Lara arrives at the Blindness premiere at the Palais des Festivals during
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
Monica Bellucci in "Malena"
Monica Bellucci in Malena
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.
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor at the 'Delhi 6' World Premiere. Page 21.
How To Tell an Independent Film From a Studio...
a simple how to on telling indies from blockbusters, from your about.com guide
Monica Bellucci in "The Matrix"
Monica Bellucci in The Matrix
Monica Belluci in "Napoleon and Me"
Monica Bellucci in "Napoleon and Me
Monica Bellucci in "How Much Do You Love Me?"
Monica Bellucci in a scene from "How Much Do You Love Me?
Lara Dutta
A stunning photo of Lara Dutta. Page 12.
Karisma Kapoor
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor. Page 16.
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith -...
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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.
Why We Fight - Documentary Review
The "military-industrial complex" has long been one of the bogeymen of the left. Not everybody, however,
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.
Kat Dennings
Kat Denning stars in the highly anticipated Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008), which premieres
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan at Cannes
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arrive at the 'Up' Party at the Carlton Beach during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. Page 21.
Soha Ali Khan
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan. Page 10.
Celina Jaitley
Gorgeous Celina Jaitley arrives at the INSPI(RED) event in Los Angeles, California. Page 19.
Aishwarya Rai and Eva Longoria
Aishwarya Rai and Eva Longoria on the red carpet at Cannes. Page 20.
Monica Bellucci in "The Passion of the Christ"
Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ
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.
Bipasha Basu
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu. Page 17.
Sushmita Sen
A stunning photo of Bollywood Actress Sushmita Sen. Page 14.
Whale Rider
Visit Their Website Ever so often, a foreign movie will offer a hackneyed story, easily identifiable
Foreign Film Oscars - The Eighties
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category, 1980-1989. Page 2.
Kate del Castillo
A stunning photo of actress Kate del Castillo. Page 5.
An interview with Senegalese artist and...
An interview with Senegalese artist and filmmaker Fatoumata Kandé Senghor.
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.
Escape from Tomorrow
Eric Snider's review of Randy Moore's surrealistic dark comedy set at Disney World.
A review by Eric Snider of the film by Stephen Frears, starring Judie Dench and Steve Coogan, based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee.
Cate Blanchett on Notes on a Scandal
An interview with Cate Blanchett about NOTES ON A SCANDAL
How To Write a Screenplay For an Independent Film
a simple how to on writing an independent screenplay, from your about.com guide
Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto attends 'Slumdog Millionaire' during the 2008 Tribeca cinema series. Page 20.
Aishwarya Rai in "Bride and Prejudice"
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai. Page 10.
Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz: a stunning photo of Cruz at the 2008 Academy Awards.
Monica Bellucci in "Brotherhood of the Wolf"
Monica Bellucci in Brotherhood of the Wolf
Take a Trip for Vengeance in Blue Ruin
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Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike at the 2008 Academy Awards. Page 11.
Top 10 British Comedies
The ten funniest British films on DVD, from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Monica Bellucci at Cannes
Monica Bellucci at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. . Page 16.
Rosalinda Celentano
Birth date: July 15, 1968. Place of Birth: Milan, Italy. Biography: Rosalinda Celentano is the third
Nicole Kidman takes a bath with a ten year old boy who claims to be the reincarnation of her dead husband. The controversy has already begun with boos at the Venice Film Festival. Opens November 5, 2004.
Paz Vega
Paz Vega: a stunning photo of the talented and beautiful Spanish actress. Page 2.
Diya Mirza
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Diya Mirza. Page 2.
Chris Terrio's directorial debut is an all-engrossing, moving film that follows five characters through twenty-four hours on a fall day in Manhattan. Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, and James Marsden lead an impressive ensemble cast.
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.
Top 10 Anti-War Movies
The top ten anti-war movies
DVD Box Sets
DVD Box Sets - Recommended DVD Box sets. The best foreign films and independent films Box sets. - From John Cassavettes to Ingrid Bergman, Francois Truffaut to Pedro Almodovar.
Top 10 Mute Performances on Film
A Top Ten list of the Greatest Mute Performances on Film
Away From Her
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) Andersson have been married for almost fifty years.
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.
Islands in the Stream, May 4
Islands in the Stream, 5/4/10 - Recommended Foreign and Independent Movies on Netflix Watch Instantly
Leticia Dolera
Leticia Dolera: a photo of the Spanish actress. Page 6.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Lillete Dubey, Daniela De Almeida,
Emma Suarez
Emma Suarez: a photo of the gorgeous actress. Page 17.
Monica Bellucci in "Tears of the Sun"
Monica Bellucci in Tears of the Sun
Roxane Mesquida
Roxane Mesquida attends at the BFI 51st London Film Festival 'The Last Mistress' premiere. Page 31.
Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta is one of Bollywood's hottest stars. She made her in debut in "Dil Se" followed by "Soldier."
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.
Hrithik Roshan
Birthday: January 10, 1974. Married: Suzanne Khan (Daughter of Sanjay Khan and cousin to Fardeen Khan.
Monica Bellucci in "Irreversible"
Monica Bellucci in Irreversible
The Notorious Bettie Page
Gretchen Mol gives an incandescent performance as Bettie Page in Mary Harron's The Notorious Bettie Page. If you could give an Oscar for radiating joy while clad in knee-high spiky leather boots and a corset, Mol deserves it.
How To Become an Indie Film Star
a simple how to on [topic], from your about.com guide
The Adventures Of Antoine Doinel
If you fall in love with a character, as I did with Antonine Doinel in Francois Truffaut's masterpiece
Foreign Film Oscars - The Seventies
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category from 1970-1979. Page 3.
There's something off in the first scene of "Intermission," when Colin Farrell (on a brief sabbatical
Olivier Martinez
Background: Martinez was born in Paris, France on January 12, 1966. His father is a Spanish professional
The Congress
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.
The five films from the first half of the year...
2014 is half over! The perfect time for a look back at our favorite movies of the year.... so far!
Melanie Laurent
A stunning photo of French actress Melanie Laurent. Page 16.
Jet Li stars as a fearless champion recruited to stop a plot by three assassins to kill the emperor of China. Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Donnie Yen, and Maggie Cheung co-star. Opens August 20, 2004 in limited release.
Bollywood on Bollywood
Bollywood, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Documentary to Premiere at Cannes is a preview of the documentary Bollywood, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told that will have its premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Jeff Zimbalist, and produced by Shekhar Kapoor
Pooja Batra
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Pooja Batra. Page 4.
Top 10 Hong Kong Films
Since The Matrix introduced Western audiences to wire-fu, it seems we can't get enough of the flying,
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