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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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shu Qi
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, also known as Hsu Chi, who has already appeared in over forty feature films including
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.
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.
How To Write a Screenplay For an Independent Film
a simple how to on writing an independent screenplay, from your about.com guide
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.
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 11th Hour
A powerful and alarming new documentary about the global environmental crisis, narrated by Leo DiCaprio.
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.
Margo Stilley
Debut: Stilley mades her film debut in 9 Songs .Photo Gallery: For more of Margo Stilley, see our 9 Songs
Salman Khan
A profile of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan.
Aishwarya Rai
A profile of Aishwarya Rai, crowned Miss World 1994 and one of Bollywood's most famous actresses.
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?
Top 10 Anime DVDs
The best Japanese animation on DVD.
Lust, Caution
Ang Lee's Lust, Caution won the prestigious Golden Lion award earlier this year at Venice, but not without
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.
French Actors Photo Gallery
French Actors Photo Gallery: photos of famous French actors.
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!
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Foreign Film Oscars - The Eighties
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category, 1980-1989. Page 2.
Photos of Monica Bellucci
Gallery of photos of actress Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci Hot Photo . World / Independent Film. Page 14.
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.
Control Room
One of the first words spoken in Jehane Noujaim's captivating documentary is "propaganda." This is fitting,
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom:2 Page 8.
Top 10 Mute Performances on Film
A Top Ten list of the Greatest Mute Performances on Film
Bollywood Actresses Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actresses bollywood leading ladies india's biggest sex symbols bollywood photos
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
Top 10 Hong Kong Films
Since The Matrix introduced Western audiences to wire-fu, it seems we can't get enough of the flying,
How To Tell an Independent Film From a Studio...
a simple how to on telling indies from blockbusters, from your about.com guide
Audrey Tautou
Birth Date: August 9, 1978. Audrey Tautou's Breakout Role: Audrey Tautou charmed audiences in Jean Pierre
Top 10 Anti-War Movies
The top ten anti-war movies
Aishwarya Rai Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai. Page 15.
The Place Beyond the Pines
A review of Derek Cianfrance's film The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes.
Rani Mukherjee
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee. Page 13.
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.
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!
How To Throw an Indie Theme Party
a simple how to on indie theme parties, from your about.com guide
How To Become an Indie Film Star
a simple how to on [topic], from your about.com guide
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.
DVD Review - Ermanno Olmi's "Il Posto" and "I...
A review of two new Criterion Collection DVD releases, Ermanno Olmi's Il Posto and I Fidanzati.
Karisma Kapoor
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor. Page 16.
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
Super Size Me
What happens when you eat McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day, super-sized when asked, widely
Shortbus
A rave review of John Cameron Mitchell's much-anticipated sexually explicit film Shortbus.
Foreign Film Oscars - The Seventies
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category from 1970-1979. Page 3.
British Actress Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of British actresses
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.
Top 10 Movies About Girlfriends
The best films about the all-important, tumultuous friendships between young women.
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.
Priyanka Chopra
Background: Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18, 1982. Her parents are both doctors. The actress went
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.
Bobby
Bobby Review - Review of Raj Kapoor's 1973 Bollywood film Bobby
The Chorus (Les Choristes) - Review
“The Chorus” is a movie you have seen many times before. Cute, well-acted and utterly predictable, Christophe
Tabu
A stunning photo of Tabu. World / Independent Film. Page 15.
Top 10 British Comedies
The ten funniest British films on DVD, from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Rosalinda Celentano
Birth date: July 15, 1968. Place of Birth: Milan, Italy. Biography: Rosalinda Celentano is the third
Monica Bellucci in "Malena"
Monica Bellucci in Malena
Photos from Michael Winterbottom's "9 Songs"
Director: Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Margo Stilley and Kieran O'Brien. Release Date: July, 2005 1-12
Daniel Auteuil
A profile of French actor Daniel Auteuil.
Deepika Padukone
A stunning photo of Deepika Padukone. Page 11.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Lillete Dubey, Daniela De Almeida,
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.
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.
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.
An interview with Senegalese artist and...
An interview with Senegalese artist and filmmaker Fatoumata Kandé Senghor.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Mina Nair's adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist.' Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson, and Riz Ahmed star.
Aishwarya Rai and Eva Longoria
Aishwarya Rai and Eva Longoria on the red carpet at Cannes. Page 20.
Monica Bellucci at Cannes
Monica Bellucci at Cannes. . World / Independent Film. Page 17.
9 Songs
A photo from the Revolution Films release "9 Songs", directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Margo
Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer
Starring: Aileen Wuonos, Nick Broomfield (as themselves) Director: Nick Broomfield Release Date: January
Tang Wei
Tang Wei Film Career: Tang Wei made her film debut in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution , starring opposite Tony
Foreign Film Oscars - The Forties and Fifties
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category 1947-1959. Page 5.
Guess the Poster Game: German Film
A fun game to show that you know about German film, from your About.com Guide
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.
Monica Bellucci in "Irreversible"
Monica Bellucci in Irreversible
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.
Bipasha Basu
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu. Page 17.
Shilpa Shetty
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Page 18.
An overview of the winning films at the 2014...
An overview of the Palm d'or and other award winners at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Stories We Tell
A review of Sarah Polley's documentary 'Stories We Tell.'
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith -...
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Whitewash, starring Thomas Hayden Church,...
Oscar-nominee Thomas Hayden Church (Sideways) stars in this Canadian drama. Review by Eric D. Snider.
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!
Sushmita Sen
A stunning photo of Bollywood Actress Sushmita Sen. Page 14.
Day Watch
The second installment of the horror-fantasy trilogy that famously out-grossed The Lord of the Rings in its native Russia, Day Watch stages a timeless war between good and evil in the snowed-in streets of contemporary Moscow.
Top Ten Indie Movie Soundtracks - World/Indepen...
Top ten indie soundtracks from your About.com Guide
Monica Bellucci in "The Passion of the Christ"
Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ
The Dreamers
Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers is set in Paris in the spring of 1968, a tumultuous time of sexual
So Close
"Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with samurai swords," Lucy Liu sneered at Uma Thurman in "Kill Bill."
Gerard Depardieu photo
Gerard Depardieu photo: Gerard Depardieu Enjoys A Moment On The Film Set Of 'Dina.' Page 5.
The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan ( Memento ) and Maggie Gyllenhaal are just barely enough of an indie connection to
Brokeback Mountain
Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," based on the short story by Annie Proulx, is frank in its depiction of
Head-On (Gegen die Wand) Review
Fatih Akin's thrilling drama "Head-On" starts out loud and ugly. 40-year-old Turkish-German Cahit (Birol
Blood: The Last Vampire - World Film
Blood: The Last Vampire If you like your animation realistic, bloody, and short, you're in for a wild
Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in Woody...
Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight.
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
Benoit Magimel photo
Benoit Magimel arrives at the French NRJ Music Awards ceremony. Page 6.
Monica Bellucci in "The Matrix"
Monica Bellucci in The Matrix
Review: Wendy and Lucy
Wendy and Lucy Review - A Review of Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy. Michelle Williams gives a wonderful performance in Kelly Reichart's Wendy and Lucy, appearing in every scene of the film, portraying a homeless woman on her way to Alaska who loses her dog.
"The Discoverers" is a clumsy but affectionate...
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Victoria Abril
Victoria Abril: a photo of the gorgeous Spanish actress. Page 16.
Monica Bellucci in "Brotherhood of the Wolf"
Monica Bellucci in Brotherhood of the Wolf
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor at the 'Delhi 6' World Premiere. Page 21.
No End In Sight
Pick up a newspaper and chances are you'll see a headline which contains a quotation from President George
Diego Luna
Birthday: December 29, 1979. Place of Birth: Mexico City. Trivia: Best friends with Gael Garcia Bernal
Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in one of the...
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Review: Juno
Ellen Page plays a smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate (Michael Cera).With Jennifer Garner,Jason Batemen. Jason Reitman,director.
Elsa Pataky
A photo of gorgeous Spanish actress Elsa Pataky. Page 8.
Natalia Verbeke
A stunning photo of Natalia Verbeke. Page 15.
Sean Penn
A profile of Sean Penn, former Hollywood bad boy and one of America's greatest actors.
Barbara
Review: Christian Petzold's Barbara.
Esther Canadas
Esther Canadas: a photo of the beautiful actress. Page 3.
Photos from Fatih Akin's "Head-On (Gegen die...
Director: Fatih Akin. Cast: Sibel Kekilli and Birol Unel. Release Date: January 21, 2005 1-12 24 Head-On
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
In a recent and disturbing trend in American filmmaking, there seems to be a preponderance of stories
The Motorcycle Diaries
In 1952, a young Argentine medical student and his friend left on an aging motorcycle to travel through
Cillian Murphy
Birth Date: May 25, 1976. Place Of Birth: Douglas, Cork, Ireland. Break Out Role: Cillian Murphy is known
Soha Ali Khan
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan. Page 10.
Away From Her
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) Andersson have been married for almost fifty years.
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.
Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival - The history of the Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festival in the world and part of the prestigious Venice Film Festival
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.
Melvil Poupaud photo
Melvil Poupaud poses for a portrait shoot on the South Paw Yacht during the 59th International Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2006 in Cannes, France. Page 17.
Vincent Lindon photo
French actor Vincent Lindon attends the 59th Venice Film Festival. Page 11.
Sandra Oh
Oh became a familiar face to American audiences during her six seasons as Rita Wu, the smart and sassy
Photos from Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution"
An espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai, centering around Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure
Pola X
Pola X - A review of Leo Carax's film Pola X starring Guillaume Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve. Jurgen Fauth reviews.
The Hedgehog
The Hedgehog is an odd little movie. Adapted from the international best seller The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Preity Zinta
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta. Page 8.
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