Paul Henreid, who played Nazi resistence leader Victor Laszlo, never achieved the fame of some of the movie's other stars and played largely European-type roles.
'Charlie Bartlett' tries – and fails – to pass as a new-style 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'; 'The Counterfeiters,' a favorite for this year's Best Foreign Film Oscar, is a tale of survival, in all its ramifications.
In the valley of Elah, a shadowy murder case; a corporate conspiracy catches up with Michael Clayton.
The conspiracy plot of 'Vantage Point' feels like a blend of 'Die Hard' and 'Rashomon.'
To coincide with the release of 'Vantage Point,' we highlight five great movies about presidential conspiracy plots.
In the nonsensical Jack Black comedy, a film-rental store remakes famous movies by reenacting scenes with amateur actors.
The history of the Academy Awards suggests that Hollywood loves a good Cinderella story. Will this year be any different?
The Monitor talks to three female filmmakers about the trials and triumphs of moviemaking in conservative societies.
Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin star in a new romantic comedy, which unwinds like a somewhat improbable Hollywood fairy tale.
'The Spiderwick Chronicles' is a worthy addition to the overrun fantasy genre, 'The Year My Parents Went on Vacation' traces political turmoil in Brazil through the eyes of a soccer-crazed kid.
In the sci-film film, Hayden Christensen teleports through time, space, and enormous plot holes.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart discover a recipe for romance; Ben Affleck directs a Boston-based crime chiller by the author of 'Mystic River.'
Jane Austen's ever-popular canon of work has spawned two ancillary films: Anne Hathaway plays the author herself in a fanciful biopic, and an adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's bestseller about a book club gleans romantic wisdom from Austen's novels.
In the dark comedy, two hit men (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) hide out in the medieval Belgian town until their boss (Ralph Fiennes) catches up with them.
'Fool's Gold' is an unabashed Hollywood moneymaking vehicle. It only rarely succeeds as a form of real entertainment.
A wave of apocalyptic releases such as 'I Am Legend,' 'Cloverfield,' and 'The Happening' are the unexpected 'feel good' films of the year.
In some ways, this glossily enjoyable movie, which takes place in a Lebanese beauty parlor, is a lot closer to Hollywood than Beirut.
Mood and melody go a long way in both the Beatles-themed musical and Brad Pitt's take on a Western outlaw.
The latest social-realism drama to emerge from Romania's New Wave is about a women seeking an illegal abortion during the Ceauşescu regime.
At this year's film festival, nonfiction films outshine the usual angst-ridden, quirky indies.