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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.
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.
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.
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.
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith -...
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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 Best Irish Films
Top Ten Irish Films: the best Irish movies
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
Shu Qi
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, also known as Hsu Chi, who has already appeared in over forty feature films including
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 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.
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).
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.
Best Foreign Language Film - Oscar Winning Best...
A list of past Academy Award winners in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Top 10 Christmas Movies for Cynics
? Sick of White Christmas ? Here is our list of ten Christmas movies that are guaranteed not to fill
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.
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.
Salman Khan
A profile of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan.
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!
Super Size Me
What happens when you eat McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day, super-sized when asked, widely
The 11th Hour
A powerful and alarming new documentary about the global environmental crisis, narrated by Leo DiCaprio.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai.
The Chorus (Les Choristes) - Review
“The Chorus” is a movie you have seen many times before. Cute, well-acted and utterly predictable, Christophe
How To Write a Screenplay For an Independent Film
a simple how to on writing an independent screenplay, from your about.com guide
French Actors Photo Gallery
French Actors Photo Gallery: photos of famous French actors.
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
Top 10 Films from Canada
A list of must-see Canadian Films, including David Cronenberg's
Control Room
One of the first words spoken in Jehane Noujaim's captivating documentary is "propaganda." This is fitting,
Mallika Sherawat
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat. Page 3.
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
How To Tell an Independent Film From a Studio...
a simple how to on telling indies from blockbusters, from your about.com guide
Aishwarya Rai
A profile of Aishwarya Rai, crowned Miss World 1994 and one of Bollywood's most famous actresses.
Top 10 Anime DVDs
The best Japanese animation on DVD.
Pooja Batra
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Pooja Batra. Page 4.
Shortbus
A rave review of John Cameron Mitchell's much-anticipated sexually explicit film Shortbus.
Bollywood Actresses Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actresses bollywood leading ladies india's biggest sex symbols bollywood photos
Diya Mirza
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Diya Mirza. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Eva Green
Birth Date: July 5, 1980. Place of Birth: Paris, France. Family Facts: Eva Green has a twin sister. Her
Bobby
Bobby Review - Review of Raj Kapoor's 1973 Bollywood film Bobby
A Single Shot
Review of A Single Shot, a 2013 crime drama-thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal and written by Matthew F. Jones, based on his own novel of same name. The film stars Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Ted Levine, Kelly Reilly and Jason Isaacs.
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
British Actress Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of British actresses
Lust, Caution
Ang Lee's Lust, Caution won the prestigious Golden Lion award earlier this year at Venice, but not without
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.
Berlin Babylon - Capsule Review by your...
A Capsule Review of "Berlin Babylon" from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Top 10 Anti-War Movies
The top ten anti-war movies
Bipasha Basu
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu. Page 17.
Shilpa Shetty
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Page 18.
Sonakshi Sinha
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
The Motorcycle Diaries
In 1952, a young Argentine medical student and his friend left on an aging motorcycle to travel through
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.
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
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1960-1965
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1960-1965 looks at milestones in Bollywood cinema from the years 1960 until 1965
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 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.
Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in one of the...
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Top 10 Essential World Films
The very best foreign films--or at the very least, Jurgen's list of favorite world films.
Top 10 British Comedies
The ten funniest British films on DVD, from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom:2 Page 8.
The Place Beyond the Pines
A review of Derek Cianfrance's film The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes.
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.
Hotel Rwanda
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.
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.
Only God Forgives - Review
A review of Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling.
Yana Gupta
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Yana Gupta. Page 5.
Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles...
Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Kareena Kapoor
Birth Date: September 21, 1980. Place of Birth: Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Father: Randhir Kapoor. Mother:
Deepika Padukone
A stunning photo of Deepika Padukone. Page 11.
Happy Endings
Don Roos' ensemble drama "Happy Endings" seems unnecessarily complicated. The two major stories revolve
Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci Hot Photo . World / Independent Film. Page 14.
Top 10 Movies About Girlfriends
The best films about the all-important, tumultuous friendships between young women.
Crazy Love
Dan Klores' CRAZY LOVE tells the astonishing story of the obsessive roller-coaster relationship of Burt and Linda Pugach, which shocked the nation during the summer of 1959.
Lisa Ray
A stunning photo of Lisa Ray. World / Independent Film. Page 7.
Idi Amin Dada
A review by your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Diego Luna
Birthday: December 29, 1979. Place of Birth: Mexico City. Trivia: Best friends with Gael Garcia Bernal
The Free Will (Der Freie Wille)
Hard-working German actor Jürgen Vogel plays the serial rapist Theo in Matthias Glasner’s almost unbearably grim The Free Will (Der Freie Wille), now out on DVD from Benten.
Monica Bellucci in "Malena"
Monica Bellucci in Malena
9 Songs
Michael Winterbottom's latest experiment "9 Songs" mixes live concert footage with real sex. Already
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
Priyanka Chopra
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Page 9.
Europa Report
A review of Sebastian Cordero's found-footage science-fiction film Europa Report by Eric D. Snider.
Sex Is Comedy
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.
Karisma Kapoor
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor. Page 16.
Foreign Film Oscars - The Eighties
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category, 1980-1989. Page 2.
Eva Longoria and Aishwarya Rai at Cannes
Actresses Eva Longoria and Aishwarya Rai arrive at the Blindness premiere at the Palais des Festivals
Rosalinda Celentano
Birth date: July 15, 1968. Place of Birth: Milan, Italy. Biography: Rosalinda Celentano is the third
Preity Zinta
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta. Page 8.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - A Tom Tykwer...
Based on the bestselling novel by Patrick Süskind, Tom Tykwer's “Perfume” is a story of murder and obsession set in 18th-Century France. Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman and Rachel Hurd Woodstar. Opens December 27, 2006.
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
Celina Jaitley
Gorgeous Celina Jaitley arrives at the INSPI(RED) event in Los Angeles, California. Page 19.
Run Lola Run
OK, I'll confess. I'm German. To me, there wasn't anything "foreign" about Run Lola Run. I recognized
Rani Mukherjee
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee. Page 13.
Julie Delpy
A stunning photo of French actress Julie Delpy. Page 12.
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
Soha Ali Khan
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan. Page 10.
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.
Daryl Hannah
Birthday: December 3, 1960. Vital Signs: Five foot, ten inches. Blue/green eyes. Long blond tresses.
Away From Her
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) Andersson have been married for almost fifty years.
Monster Review
There is nothing extraordinary about Patty Jenkin's debut feature "Monster" except the transformation
Whale Rider
Visit Their Website Ever so often, a foreign movie will offer a hackneyed story, easily identifiable
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.
Turtles Can Fly
In his films, Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi casts a surreal spell. With unnerving calm, his movies
Lara Dutta
A stunning photo of Lara Dutta. Page 12.
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
Aishwarya Rai in "Bride and Prejudice"
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai. Page 10.
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
Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto attends 'Slumdog Millionaire' during the 2008 Tribeca cinema series. Page 20.
Emmanuelle Devos
A portrait of French actress Emmanuelle Devos. Page 7.
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.
Tsotsi
Twice in Gavin Hood's Oscar-winning Tsotsi , we see a train pull into a station. What seems like a straightforward
Wonderful Town
Aditya Assarat's Wonderful Town opens with a prolonged shot of breaking waves, and the recent tsunami
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Lillete Dubey, Daniela De Almeida,
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.
A Love Song For Bobby Long
Scarlett Johansson wrecks havoc in the hearts in yet another older man, this time John Travolta, a former literature professor in New Orleans. Opens December 29, 2004.
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
Photos of Monica Bellucci
Gallery of photos of actress Monica Bellucci
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.
Where Do We Go Now?
Review: Where Do We Go Now? Lebanese filmmmakers Nadine Labaki's second film 'Where Do We Go Now?' is a full fledged feminist comedy, replete with fantasy musical sequences. Jordan Hoffman reviews.
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
Gérard Depardieu
A profile of Gérard Depardieu, one of France's most brilliant actors.
The Limits of Control
The Limits of Control, the new film by Jim Jarmush, reviewed by Marcy Dermansky. Isaach De Bankolé stars as the Lone Man.
There Will Be Blood
Weeks before its release, Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated oil drama has already been gathering
Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in Woody...
Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight.
Eric D. Snider reviews "We Are the Best!" the...
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Raoul Bova
A profile of Raoul Bova, one of Italy's hottest stars.
Babel - A film by Alejandro González...
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.
Benoit Magimel photo
Benoit Magimel arrives at the French NRJ Music Awards ceremony. Page 6.
'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Review
Vicky Christina Barcelona Review - A review of Woody Allen's Vicky Christina Barcelona starring Scarlett Johansson, Javier Barden, Penelope Cruz, and Rebecca Hall. Even a sapphic kiss between leading ladies can not redeem the mediocre offering.
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.
Tannishtha Chatterjee
Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee's career is soaring. She stars as Nazneen in the film Brick Lane based
Sicko
Sicko is Michael Moore's most mature work to date and almost certainly his best film. As Hillary Clinton

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