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.
'The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters' documents an epic rivalry for the top score in an arcade video game. Meanwhile, in 'The Invasion,' those body-snatching aliens have landed. Again.
'Rambo' is back, and he's taking no prisoners; 'How She Move' weds footloose choreography to a familiar story; 'Untraceable' unleashes yet another cinematic serial killer.
'Persepolis' tells the story of an Iranian girl caught between two warring cultures.
'Cassandra's Dream,' starring Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell, explores the seamy underside of upper-class British culture. But what we're left with is more ordinary than horrifying.
In Anne Fletcher's '27 Dresses,' Katherine Heigl is always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
New Zealand's 'Eagle vs. Shark' is on the wrong side of quirky, an Italian family immigrates to America in 'The Golden Door.'
'Cloverfield' lays waste to New York City in just 85 minutes; 'Mad Money' offers heist hijinks at a Federal Reserve Bank.