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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.
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.
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.
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
Top Ten Irish Films: the best Irish movies
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.
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.
Broken Embraces review - Penelope Cruz stars as an object of obsession in Pedro Almodovar's new melodrama BROKEN EMBRACES.
The top ten romantic movies, indie style: our list includes Richard Linklater's
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.
Since "The Matrix" introduced Western audiences to wire-fu, it seems we can't get enough of the flying,
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.
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, also known as Hsu Chi, who has already appeared in over forty feature films including
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.
A list of past Academy Award winners in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
I'm all in favor of people bursting into song (see my top ten list of art house musicals), and so it
German actress Sibel Kekilli made her feature film debut in Fatih Akin's award winning film Head-On (Gegen die Wand).
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.
A powerful and alarming new documentary about the global environmental crisis, narrated by Leo DiCaprio.
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.
A review of Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling.
Birth Date: September 21, 1980. Place of Birth: Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Father: Randhir Kapoor. Mother:
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.
10 Bollywood Actresses To Know - Bollywood beauties, from world famous actress Aishwarya Rai and Rani Mukherjee to rising stars Mallika Sherawat and Sonam Kapoor.
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 very best foreign films--or at the very least, Jurgen's list of favorite world films.
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.
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor. Page 16.
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.
A list of must-see Canadian Films, including David Cronenberg's
French Actors Photo Gallery: photos of famous French actors.
The Chorus is a movie you have seen many times before. Cute, well-acted and utterly predictable, Christophe
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Pooja Batra. Page 4.
One of the first words spoken in Jehane Noujaim's captivating documentary is "propaganda." This is fitting,
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.
A profile of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan.
A photo from the Paramount Classics release "An Inconvenient Truth", directed by Davis Guggenheim and
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu. Page 17.
Essential independent films, including movies by Wes Anderson, Lynne Ramsay, Sofia Coppola, Victor Nunez, Richard Linklater, Jim Jarmusch, and Patricia Rocezma.
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.
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A profile of Aishwarya Rai, crowned Miss World 1994 and one of Bollywood's most famous actresses.
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.
A list of all Academy Award winners in the Foreign Film category, 1980-1989. Page 2.
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.
Bobby Review - Review of Raj Kapoor's 1973 Bollywood film Bobby
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
The best Japanese animation on DVD.
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema: 1930-1950 contains a list of cinematic milestones in Bollywood films from 1930 to 1950.
A photo gallery of British actresses
Milestones in Bollywood Cinema 1950-1960 covers a list of milestones in Bollywood cinema from the years 1950-1960
What happens when you eat McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day, super-sized when asked, widely
A rave review of John Cameron Mitchell's much-anticipated sexually explicit film Shortbus.
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 by your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Debut: Stilley mades her film debut in 9 Songs .Photo Gallery: For more of Margo Stilley, see our 9 Songs
Background: Deepika Padukone was born January 5, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore
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A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai.
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The director of Lynch , a documentary about the uncompromising filmmaker, artist, and popularizer of
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 ten funniest British films on DVD, from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Page 18.
There is nothing extraordinary about Patty Jenkin's debut feature "Monster" except the transformation
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Diya Mirza. Page 2.
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.
Ang Lee's Lust, Caution won the prestigious Golden Lion award earlier this year at Venice, but not without
A stunning photo of Tabu. World / Independent Film. Page 15.
A stunning photo of Bollywood Actress Sushmita Sen. Page 14.
A Capsule Review of "Berlin Babylon" from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee. Page 13.
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.
The top ten anti-war movies
Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
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.
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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.
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 Best films from Australia and New Zealand, including movies by Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, George Miller, and Peter Weir.
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
"Talk to Me, talk to me," radio dj Petey Greene ( Don Cheadle ) says to his listeners, the riled-up black
Gorgeous Celina Jaitley arrives at the INSPI(RED) event in Los Angeles, California. Page 19.
Tang Wei Film Career: Tang Wei made her film debut in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution , starring opposite Tony
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai. Page 11.
Twice in Gavin Hood's Oscar-winning Tsotsi , we see a train pull into a station. What seems like a straightforward
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) Andersson have been married for almost fifty years.
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta. Page 8.
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Page 9.
A stunning photo of Lara Dutta. Page 12.
A review of "Sexy Beast" starring Ben Kinglsey, by your Guide to World Film, Jurgen Fauth
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat. Page 3.
Monica Bellucci in Tears of the Sun
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.
The "military-industrial complex" has long been one of the bogeymen of the left. Not everybody, however,
Monica Bellucci Hot Photo . World / Independent Film. Page 14.
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom:2 Page 8.
Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, and Joel Bakan present a thorough investigation of the history, power, and impact of corporations on modern civilization.
In 1952, a young Argentine medical student and his friend left on an aging motorcycle to travel through
The best films about the all-important, tumultuous friendships between young women.
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.
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Yana Gupta. Page 5.
Freida Pinto attends 'Slumdog Millionaire' during the 2008 Tribeca cinema series. Page 20.
Birth Date: July 3, 1979. Place of Birth: La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Yvelines, France. Double Exposure: 2003
With vigor and wit, Kirby Dick investigates the mysterious and undemocratic organization that decides what Americans are allowed to see--the MPAA ratings board.
Michael Winterbottom's latest experiment "9 Songs" mixes live concert footage with real sex. Already
A stunning photo of Lisa Ray. World / Independent Film. Page 7.
Monica Bellucci in The Matrix
Sicko is Michael Moore's most mature work to date and almost certainly his best film. As Hillary Clinton
Pick up a newspaper and chances are you'll see a headline which contains a quotation from President George
A Top Ten list of the Greatest Mute Performances on Film
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The situation in Tom McCarthy's second film The Visitor is ripe with drama: Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins), an economics professor and quintessential sad man, returns to his Greenwich Village apartment when his Connecticut college pressures him to present a lecture at NYU. His apartment, however, isn't empty. Illegal immigrants have moved in: an attractive young couple, Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira).
Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ
After transforming the bucolic English countryside into a site of horror with the nasty little revenge tale Dead Man's Shoes, Shane Meadows turns toward Maggie Thatcher's England with a skinhead coming-of-age story. This is England starts out as well-acted and superbly designed mid-eighties time-capsule but degenerates to a formulaic conclusion that cheapens everything that went before.
Marisa Paredes: a photo. World / Independent Film. Page 23.
Monica Bellucci at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. . Page 16.
The Oscar for Best Picture may have gone to No Country for Old Men , but there's no doubt in my mind
Kelly Macdonald at the premiere of No Country For Old Men at the Cannes Film Festival
Naomi Harris photo World / Independent Film. Page 22.
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A stunning photo of French actress Sophie Marceau. Page 9.
Since The Matrix introduced Western audiences to wire-fu, it seems we can't get enough of the flying,
SNL's Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre handle the hot-button topic abortion with humor and authentic emotion. Eric D. Snider reviews.
A review of Richard Linklater's exceptional film BOYHOOD
Victoria Abril: a photo of the gorgeous Spanish actress. Page 16.
A stunning photo of actress Kate del Castillo. Page 5.
Najwa Nimri: a photo of the beautiful Spanish actress. Page 21.
Young independent director Joe Swanberg's third film opens with Hannah (Greta Gerwig), naked in the shower,
From Brazil comes an exhilarating new film, equal parts Tarantino/Guy Richie slickster spectacle, "Once
A photo of gorgeous Spanish actress Elsa Pataky. Page 8.
The Cannes Film Festival is the oldest and most prestigious film festival.
Juliette Binoche first attracted international attention for her luminescent performance in The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Binoche went on to win an Oscar for best supporting actress for The English Patient. She continues to work steadily with critically acclaimed performances in such films as Blue, Lovers On The Bridge, Cache and many others.
Background: One of the most influential Spanish directors, the irrepresible Pedro Almodovar is infamous
Breaking all box-office records in Korea's history, The Host is a movie about a mutant that's a bit of a mutation itself: with unflappable confidence, director Bong Joon-ho (Memories of Murder) grafts droll humor and sly political commentary onto the DNA of a classic Hollywood creature feature. The result strikes a perfect balance between broad social satire, comedy, and honest-to-god horror thrills.
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan. Page 10.
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.
A review of Edward Yang's film Yi Yi, by your Guide to World Film, Jurgen Fauth
A stunning photo of Natalia Verbeke. Page 15.
Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee's career is soaring. She stars as Nazneen in the film Brick Lane based
OK, I'll confess. I'm German. To me, there wasn't anything "foreign" about Run Lola Run. I recognized
Rosamund Pike at the 2008 Academy Awards. Page 11.
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