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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The 10 Most Romantic Movies Ever
The top ten romantic movies, indie style: our list includes Richard Linklater's
Shu Qi
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, also known as Hsu Chi, who has already appeared in over forty feature films including
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
Side Effects
Side Effects - A Review of Steven Soderberg's Side Effects
The 10 Best Irish Films
Top Ten Irish Films: the best Irish movies
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.
Priyanka Chopra
Background: Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982. Her parents are both doctors. The actress went
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
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 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.
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 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.
Best Foreign Language Film - Oscar Winning Best...
A list of past Academy Award winners in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Salman Khan
A profile of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan.
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.
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.
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).
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 Corporation
Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, and Joel Bakan present a thorough investigation of the history, power, and impact of corporations on modern civilization.
Hero
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Control Room
One of the first words spoken in Jehane Noujaim's captivating documentary is "propaganda." This is fitting,
British Actress Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of British actresses
9 Songs
Michael Winterbottom's latest experiment "9 Songs" mixes live concert footage with real sex. Already
Kareena Kapoor
Birth Date: September 21, 1980. Place of Birth: Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Father: Randhir Kapoor. Mother:
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.
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.
How To Become an Indie Film Star
a simple how to on [topic], from your about.com guide
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
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.
Rani Mukherjee
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee. Page 13.
Bobby
Bobby Review - Review of Raj Kapoor's 1973 Bollywood film Bobby
Kat Dennings
Kat Denning stars in the highly anticipated Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008), which premieres
Lust, Caution
Ang Lee's Lust, Caution won the prestigious Golden Lion award earlier this year at Venice, but not without
Deepika Padukone
A stunning photo of Deepika Padukone. Page 11.
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor at the 'Delhi 6' World Premiere. Page 21.
Soha Ali Khan
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan. Page 10.
How To Write a Screenplay For an Independent Film
a simple how to on writing an independent screenplay, from your about.com guide
The Dreamers
Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers is set in Paris in the spring of 1968, a tumultuous time of sexual
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.
Bollywood Actresses Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actresses bollywood leading ladies india's biggest sex symbols bollywood photos
Pooja Batra
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Pooja Batra. Page 4.
The Chorus (Les Choristes) - Review
“The Chorus” is a movie you have seen many times before. Cute, well-acted and utterly predictable, Christophe
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.
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.
Why We Fight - Documentary Review
The "military-industrial complex" has long been one of the bogeymen of the left. Not everybody, however,
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
Eric D. Snider's review of Stephen Chow's loose reimagining of the classic Chinese novel.
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
Sushmita Sen
A stunning photo of Bollywood Actress Sushmita Sen. Page 14.
Margo Stilley
Debut: Stilley mades her film debut in 9 Songs .Photo Gallery: For more of Margo Stilley, see our 9 Songs
Top 10 Anime DVDs
The best Japanese animation on DVD.
Foreign Film Oscars - The Eighties
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category, 1980-1989. Page 2.
Karisma Kapoor
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor. Page 16.
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
Monica Bellucci Hot Photo . World / Independent Film. Page 14.
Shortbus
A rave review of John Cameron Mitchell's much-anticipated sexually explicit film Shortbus.
Shilpa Shetty
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Page 18.
Aishwarya Rai
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai. Page 18.
Tabu
A stunning photo of Tabu. World / Independent Film. Page 15.
Philomena
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.
Bipasha Basu
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu. Page 17.
Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson stars as alien in Jonathan Glazer's adaptation of Michel Fabers novel. Eric D. Snider reviews.
French Actors Photo Gallery
French Actors Photo Gallery: photos of famous French actors.
The Missing
The Missing. World/Independent Film.
Daniel Auteuil
A profile of French actor Daniel Auteuil.
Crime After Crime
Beck Ireland reviews Crime After Crime, Yoav Potash's documentary tells dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence.
The Place Beyond the Pines
A review of Derek Cianfrance's film The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes.
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.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Lillete Dubey, Daniela De Almeida,
Monica Bellucci in "Irreversible"
Monica Bellucci in Irreversible
Monica Bellucci in "Malena"
Monica Bellucci in Malena
An interview with Senegalese artist and...
An interview with Senegalese artist and filmmaker Fatoumata Kandé Senghor.
Lara Dutta
A stunning photo of Lara Dutta. Page 12.
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.
Top 10 British Comedies
The ten funniest British films on DVD, from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Movie Posters
A great movie poster can be enough to get you hooked on a film. Our movie photo gallery offers terrific images from independent and foreign film.
Olivier Martinez
Background: Martinez was born in Paris, France on January 12, 1966. His father is a Spanish professional
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!
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.
Mallika Sherawat
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat. Page 3.
Audrey Tautou
Birth Date: August 9, 1978. Audrey Tautou's Breakout Role: Audrey Tautou charmed audiences in Jean Pierre
The Coen Brothers
Director and Producer: Joel Coen gets the director credit and Ethan Coen produces, but the celebrated
Thank You
Preview of the Bollywood film Thank You, directed by Anees Bazmee and starring Bobby Deol, Sunil Shetty, Irrfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor, and Akshay Kumar
Eric D. Snider reviews "Cold in July", starring...
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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.
Hide Your Smiling Faces
Eric D. Snider reviews Daniel Patrick Carbone's evocative rumination on adolescence.
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.
Diya Mirza
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Diya Mirza. Page 2.
Celina Jaitley
Gorgeous Celina Jaitley arrives at the INSPI(RED) event in Los Angeles, California. Page 19.
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.
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.
Jim Caviezel
Birthdate: September 26, 1968. Place of Birth: Mount Vernon, Washington. First Role: He had a bit part
An Education
An Education - Marcy review's Lone Scherfig's An Education starring the luminous Carey Mulliagan and Peter Sarsgaard.
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.
Intruders
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.
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren at the 2008 Academy Awards. Page 9.
Good Night, and Good Luck.
George Clooney's sophomore film, which tells a story of journalistic integrity, opened the 43rd New York Film Festival on Friday. With David Strathairn as CBS anchorman Edward Murrow and the real Joe McCarthy. Jurgen reviews.
Monica Bellucci in "The Passion of the Christ"
Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ
Diego Luna
Gallery of photos of actor Diego Luna. Page 9.
Bully
Review: Bully. Watching Lee Hirsch’s 'Bully is not easy. The documentary is a wake-up call; it’s cinematic evidence and testimony for stronger bullying laws. Read Jessica Pallington West's review.
Emmanuelle Béart
Birthday: August 14, 1965. Place of Birth: St. Tropez, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. Family:
Super Size Me
What happens when you eat McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day, super-sized when asked, widely
Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto attends 'Slumdog Millionaire' during the 2008 Tribeca cinema series. Page 20.
Macbeth
The Internet Movie Database lists 48 adaptations of Macbeth, including classics by Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa and Roman Polanski, but this contemporary gangster take on Shakespeare's Scottish play doesn’t resemble any of them as much as a low-budget remake of Scarface. In Geoffrey Wright's Macbeth, there's lots of gunplay between drug dealers but very little to praise.
Death At A Funeral
An uproarious comedy set at a proper English funeral? Frank Oz proves that it can and it should be done.
Monica Bellucci in "Tears of the Sun"
Monica Bellucci in Tears of the Sun
Aishwarya Rai Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai.
Gretchen Mol
Gallery of photos of actress Gretchen Mol. Page 4.
Tang Wei
Tang Wei Film Career: Tang Wei made her film debut in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution , starring opposite Tony
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
Top 10 Movies About Girlfriends
The best films about the all-important, tumultuous friendships between young women.
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.
Julie Christie
Julie Christie photo. World/Independent Film. Page 10.
Brothers
The lives of two very different brothers become simultaneously intertwined and thrust apart in this intense and powerful drama directed by Susanne Bier. Opens May 6, 2005.
The Notebook
Nick Cassavetes's romanctic drama about about a man who reads from a faded notebook to the woman he regularly visits, his words bringing to life the story of a couple who are separated by World War II. Starring Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, Rachel McAdams, Joan Allen, and James Garner. Opens June 25, 2004 in limited release.
Anna Friel
A stunning photo of English actress Anna Friel. Page 16.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
With vigor and wit, Kirby Dick investigates the mysterious and undemocratic organization that decides what Americans are allowed to see--the MPAA ratings board.
Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles...
Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Gaspard Ulliel photo
Gaspard Ulliel photo: Gaspard Ulliel attends the premiere for 'Spiderman 3' in Paris. Page 12.
Mud
A review of Jeff Nichol's Mud. Matthew McConaughey stars in the title role in this coming of age film set, like Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, along the Mississippi River. Reese Witherspoon co-stars.
Islands in the Stream, May 4
Islands in the Stream, 5/4/10 - Recommended Foreign and Independent Movies on Netflix Watch Instantly
No End In Sight
Pick up a newspaper and chances are you'll see a headline which contains a quotation from President George
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
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Birth Date: July 27, 1977. Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland. Discovered: First spotted hanging out at
Twentynine Palms
I had one fairly continuous thought running through my head watching Bruno Dumont's "Twentynine Palms,"
Monica Bellucci in "The Matrix"
Monica Bellucci in The Matrix
The Impossible
A review of Maria Belon's 'The Impossible.' Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star.
Romola Garai
A stunning photo of English actress Romola Garai. Page 14.
The Hedgehog
The Hedgehog is an odd little movie. Adapted from the international best seller The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Sexy Beast - Ben Kingsley - A Review by Beck...
No Beauty in This Beast Ben Kingsley in "Sexy Beast" by Beck Finley I'm too sexy for this film: Kingsley
Gloomy Sunday
I often wonder where German film would be without the Holocaust. If the films are not outright about
Intermission
There's something off in the first scene of "Intermission," when Colin Farrell (on a brief sabbatical
S21: The Killing Machine of the Khmer Rouge
In "S21," Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh's brings together the victims and perpetrators of Pol Pot's
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson photo. World/Independent Film. Page 17.
Alex van Warmerdam's baffling "Borgman",...
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Django Unchained
Review: Django Unchained. Reviewer Beck Ireland says you'll want to stand up cheer at the end of 'Django Unchained.' Read her review.
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