Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Studio: Warner Bros.
Directed by David Yates; Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Alan Rickman and Michael Gambon

Jul 15, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

The sixth film based on author J.K. Rowling's massively popular Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince just might be the Empire Strikes Back of the series. More

(500) Days of Summer

Studio: Fox Searchlight
Directed by Marc Webb; Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel

Jul 14, 2009 Cinema Issue #27 Summer 2009 - Jarvis Cocker

From its sardonic opening (a short preface of text that calls out an ex-girlfriend) to its final line of dialogue, (500) Days of Summer abounds with humor and romantic spirit, sparked by dynamic storytelling, fanciful imagery, a splendid music soundtrack, and a charismatic, star-making performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt. More

Blood: The Last Vampire

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Directed by Chris Nahon; Starring: Gianna, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild, Koyuki and Yasuaki Kurata

Jul 10, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Based on the cult anime series of the same name, Blood: The Last Vampire is a full-length remake of a shorter animated film. More

Brüno

Studio: Universal Pictures
Directed by Larry Charles; Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen

Jul 09, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

In Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen transforms into a clumsy and alienated member of the chic European fashion community. Having once hosted the most popular style-focused television show in all German-speaking countries sans Germany, Brüno comes to America in search of a new audience after being blacklisted in Europe. More

Day 6: Los Angeles Film Festival

Studio: Film Independent

Jun 25, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Dear Lemon Lima takes an offbeat yet compassionate look at heartbreak and identity discovery at the onset of teenagehood. More

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Studio: DreamWorks/Paramount
Directed by Michael Bay; Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and John Turturro

Jun 24, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

When filmmakers turn to the work of, say, H.G. Wells or Daphne du Maurier as source material, it doesn’t guarantee that their stories will produce exciting, compelling films, but when your inspiration is Hasbro, are you really giving yourself a chance? More

Apr 23, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

The 13th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival, a weeklong showcase for new French films, is underway in Los Angeles this week. More

Ballerina

Studio: First Run Features
Directed by Bertrand Normand; Starring: Diana Vishneva, Ulyana Lopatkina, Evgenia Obraztsova, Alina Somova and Svetlana Zakharova

Apr 17, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

In this 2006 video documentary, which has been making the rounds in art houses this year, director Bertrand Normand spotlights five Russian ballerinas at various stages in their careers at the Kirov Ballet. More

Alexander the Last

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Joe Swanberg; Starring: Jess Weixler, Justin Rice, Barlow Jacobs, Amy Seimetz and Jane Adams

Apr 06, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

If you can survive the disconcerting first 11 minutes of Joe Swanberg’s fifth feature, then you’ll be rewarded with an intriguing look at how artists struggle to sustain committed relationships, which are complicated by disciplines that allow performers to share intimate experiences with various collaborators. More