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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.
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.
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 Best Irish Films
Top Ten Irish Films: the best Irish movies
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,
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
The 10 Most Romantic Movies Ever
The top ten romantic movies, indie style: our list includes Richard Linklater's
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.
Shu Qi
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, also known as Hsu Chi, who has already appeared in over forty feature films including
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Super Size Me
What happens when you eat McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day, super-sized when asked, widely
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.
Kareena Kapoor
Birth Date: September 21, 1980. Place of Birth: Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Father: Randhir Kapoor. Mother:
Best Foreign Language Film - Oscar Winning Best...
A list of past Academy Award winners in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
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
Karisma Kapoor
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor. Page 16.
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.
Pooja Batra
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Pooja Batra. Page 4.
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 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.
Control Room
One of the first words spoken in Jehane Noujaim's captivating documentary is "propaganda." This is fitting,
French Actors Photo Gallery
French Actors Photo Gallery: photos of famous French actors.
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.
Top 10 Anime DVDs
The best Japanese animation on DVD.
Aishwarya Rai in "Bride and Prejudice"
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai. Page 10.
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.
An Inconvenient Truth
A photo from the Paramount Classics release "An Inconvenient Truth", directed by Davis Guggenheim and
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!
The 11th Hour
A powerful and alarming new documentary about the global environmental crisis, narrated by Leo DiCaprio.
Aishwarya Rai Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai.
Margo Stilley
Debut: Stilley mades her film debut in 9 Songs .Photo Gallery: For more of Margo Stilley, see our 9 Songs
British Actress Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of British actresses
Top 10 Films from Canada
A list of must-see Canadian Films, including David Cronenberg's
Aishwarya Rai
A profile of Aishwarya Rai, crowned Miss World 1994 and one of Bollywood's most famous actresses.
Bipasha Basu
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu. Page 17.
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.
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.
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.
Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles...
Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom:2 Page 8.
Lust, Caution
Ang Lee's Lust, Caution won the prestigious Golden Lion award earlier this year at Venice, but not without
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!
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.
Bollywood Actresses Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actresses bollywood leading ladies india's biggest sex symbols bollywood photos
How To Tell an Independent Film From a Studio...
a simple how to on telling indies from blockbusters, from your about.com guide
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
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.
The Chorus (Les Choristes) - Review
“The Chorus” is a movie you have seen many times before. Cute, well-acted and utterly predictable, Christophe
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.
Diya Mirza
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Diya Mirza. Page 2.
Top 10 Anti-War Movies
The top ten anti-war movies
Tabu
A stunning photo of Tabu. World / Independent Film. Page 15.
Priyanka Chopra
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Page 9.
How To Write a Screenplay For an Independent Film
a simple how to on writing an independent screenplay, from your about.com guide
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.
Yana Gupta
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Yana Gupta. Page 5.
Europa Report
A review of Sebastian Cordero's found-footage science-fiction film Europa Report by Eric D. Snider.
Top 10 Essential World Films
The very best foreign films--or at the very least, Jurgen's list of favorite world films.
Deepika Padukone
A stunning photo of Deepika Padukone. Page 11.
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Eric Snider's review of Ain't Them Bodies Saints, directed by David Lowery and starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster.
9 Songs
Michael Winterbottom's latest experiment "9 Songs" mixes live concert footage with real sex. Already
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
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
Shilpa Shetty
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Page 18.
Lynch
The director of Lynch , a documentary about the uncompromising filmmaker, artist, and popularizer of
Berlin Babylon - Capsule Review by your...
A Capsule Review of "Berlin Babylon" from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
(500) Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer - A review of (500) Days of Summer starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel light up the screen in Marc Webb's directorial debut (500) Days of Summer. That may sound corny, but it's true. Marcy Dermansky reviews for About.com.
Tang Wei
Tang Wei Film Career: Tang Wei made her film debut in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution , starring opposite Tony
Mallika Sherawat
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat. Page 3.
Shortbus
A rave review of John Cameron Mitchell's much-anticipated sexually explicit film Shortbus.
Preity Zinta
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta. Page 8.
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
Aishwarya Rai and Eva Longoria
Aishwarya Rai and Eva Longoria on the red carpet at Cannes. Page 20.
Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in one of the...
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Eva Green
Birth Date: July 5, 1980. Place of Birth: Paris, France. Family Facts: Eva Green has a twin sister. Her
The Motorcycle Diaries
In 1952, a young Argentine medical student and his friend left on an aging motorcycle to travel through
Lara Dutta
A stunning photo of Lara Dutta. Page 12.
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.
Top 10 Movies About Girlfriends
The best films about the all-important, tumultuous friendships between young women.
Soha Ali Khan
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan. Page 10.
Sushmita Sen
A stunning photo of Bollywood Actress Sushmita Sen. 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.
Eric D. Snider reviews "Cold in July", starring...
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Idi Amin Dada
A review by your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Rani Mukherjee
A stunning photo of Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee. Page 13.
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor at the 'Delhi 6' World Premiere. Page 21.
A review of Richard Linklater's exceptional...
A review of Richard Linklater's exceptional film BOYHOOD
How To Become an Indie Film Star
a simple how to on [topic], from your about.com guide
Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto attends 'Slumdog Millionaire' during the 2008 Tribeca cinema series. Page 20.
Bobby
Bobby Review - Review of Raj Kapoor's 1973 Bollywood film Bobby
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.
Emma Suarez
Emma Suarez: a photo of the gorgeous actress. Page 17.
Tsotsi
Twice in Gavin Hood's Oscar-winning Tsotsi , we see a train pull into a station. What seems like a straightforward
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
Gael Garci­a Bernal
Background: Gael Garcia Bernal was born on November 30, 1978 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Breakout
Ludivine Sagnier
Birth Date: July 3, 1979. Place of Birth: La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Yvelines, France. Double Exposure: 2003
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.
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.
Top 10 British Comedies
The ten funniest British films on DVD, from your About Guides Marcy Dermansky and Jurgen Fauth
Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in Woody...
Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight.
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.
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.
Esther Canadas
Esther Canadas: a photo of the beautiful actress. Page 3.
Top Ten Indie Movie Soundtracks - World/Indepen...
Top ten indie soundtracks from your About.com Guide
Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike at the 2008 Academy Awards. Page 11.
The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now, reviewed by Eric D. Snider
Hide Your Smiling Faces
Eric D. Snider reviews Daniel Patrick Carbone's evocative rumination on adolescence.
Hrithik Roshan
Birthday: January 10, 1974. Married: Suzanne Khan (Daughter of Sanjay Khan and cousin to Fardeen Khan.
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.
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 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
Celina Jaitley
Gorgeous Celina Jaitley arrives at the INSPI(RED) event in Los Angeles, California. Page 19.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Review of Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans by Werner Herzog starring Nicolas Cage
Alex van Warmerdam's baffling "Borgman",...
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Top Ten Art House Musicals - World/Independent...
The top films that demonstrate the best blend between terrific music and narrative.
Top 10 Gay and Lesbian DVDs
Gay and lesbian cinema has come into its own. From herb teag to coming out, first love to the AIDS crisis, these top picks are essential for any comprehensive DVD collection.
Top 10 Mute Performances on Film
A Top Ten list of the Greatest Mute Performances on Film
Catalina Sandino Moreno
A photo of the beautiful actress Catalina Sandino Moreno. Page 19.
Tannishtha Chatterjee
Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee's career is soaring. She stars as Nazneen in the film Brick Lane based
Only God Forgives - Review
A review of Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling.
Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson stars as alien in Jonathan Glazer's adaptation of Michel Fabers novel. Eric D. Snider reviews.
Monster Review
There is nothing extraordinary about Patty Jenkin's debut feature "Monster" except the transformation
Diego Luna
Birthday: December 29, 1979. Place of Birth: Mexico City. Trivia: Best friends with Gael Garcia Bernal
Lisa Ray
A stunning photo of Lisa Ray. World / Independent Film. Page 7.
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.
Ivana Baquero
A photo of rising star Ivana Baquero. Page 18.
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
Talk To Me
"Talk to Me, talk to me," radio dj Petey Greene ( Don Cheadle ) says to his listeners, the riled-up black
Monica Bellucci in "Malena"
Monica Bellucci in Malena
The Corporation
Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, and Joel Bakan present a thorough investigation of the history, power, and impact of corporations on modern civilization.
How To Watch an Online Movie
a simple how to on watching online movies, from your about.com guide
Paradise Now
What drives people to become suicide bombers? Hany Abu-Assad's drama about two Palestinians who strap explosives to their bodies is an eye-opening exploration of the minds and hearts of two perfectly aimable slackers who turn into terrorists.
No End In Sight
Pick up a newspaper and chances are you'll see a headline which contains a quotation from President George
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.

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