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    Review: 'The Knick,' Steven Soderbergh's Master Class in Historical Fiction

    Far beyond the confines of the surgical field, Soderbergh's immersive work of art redefines the aesthetic possibilities of the period drama.

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    BBC Adapting Tolstoy 'War and Peace' Mini-Series, Slated for 2015

    The BBC has commissioned a six part mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace"...

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    Rachel Weisz Talks 'Deep Blue Sea,' Consuming Love [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] UPDATE

    Rachel Weisz is a terrific actress at the height of her beauty and power who is trying to push good roles up the hill, with varying results, from "The Whistleblower" to "Agoura."  (More mainstream thriller "Dream House" yielded husband Daniel Craig, but was not a c...

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    HBO To Remake French Brothel Series 'Maison Close'; Watch Bonello's 'House of Pleasures' First

    HBO has taken North American rights to the 19th century-set French series "Maison Close," with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson's banner Leverage set to produce the English-language remake.

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    Director John Hillcoat and Screenwriter Nick Cave Talk 'Lawless'

    At Cannes, I sat down with the director and screenwriter of "Lawless," John Hillcoat and Nick Cave, who also wrote "The Proposition." This gorgeously mounted period adaptation of "The Wettest County in the World," which is palying out around the country, about the real-...

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    Exclusive First Look at Poster & Clip for Swedish WWII Epic 'Simon and the Oaks'

    Check out our exclusive first look at the poster and a clip for Sweden's "Simon and the Oaks." Swedish director Lisa Ohlin's "Simon and the Oaks," based on Marianne Fredriksson's bestselling novel and recipient of thirteen nominations for Sweden's Guldbagge Awards, will hit US theaters on October 12...

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    Trailer Watch: Mike Newell's 'Great Expectations' Goes Old-School vs. Alfonso Cuaron's '90s Version

    Unlike Alfonso Cuaron's contemporary-set "Great Expecatations" (1998), starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke, Mike Newell's version (adapted by "One Day" scribe David Nicholls) is set in the 1860s of Charles Dickens' classic. The first international trailer has arr...

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    Immersed in Movies: VFX Vet Dean Wright Talks Directing Mexico Period Drama 'For Greater Glory'

    Dean Wright is the latest VFXer to cross over into directing with "For Greater Glory" (opening tomorrow in limited release), following in the footsteps of James Cameron, Peter Jackson, and Andrew Adamson...

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    'Farewell My Queen' Director Jacquot Takes a Sapphic Turn with Marie Antoinette

    There's a reason why French director Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell My Queen" (July 13) was chosen to open the Berlin and San Francisco Film Festivals, as well as making its North American debut at COLCOA this week. The period movie, set in 1789 on the verge of Bastille Day, is a sexy period spectacle t...

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    Rising Star Tom Hiddleston Talks Davies' 'Deep Blue Sea,' Spielberg's 'War Horse,' Marvel's 'Thor' and 'Avengers'

    Five years ago rising star Tom Hiddleston could not have imagined that he would have a year like 2011. At the time, as the theater actor was shooting the "Wallender" crime series with Kenneth Branagh in Sweden, he went to see Marvel's "Iron Man" and asked himself if he could ever star in a film lik...

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