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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.


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.


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?


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.



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.


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.


Bart Got a Room

Studio: Anchor Bay Films
Written and directed by Brian Hecker; Starring: Steven Kaplan, Alia Shawkat, Brandon Hardesty, Jennifer Tilly, Cheryl Hines and William H. Macy

Apr 04, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Bart Got a Room, written and directed by Brian Hecker, is a cautionary tale about high expectations.


Paris 36

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by Christophe Barratier; Written by Christophe Barratier, Pierre Philippe, and Julien Rappeneau; Starring: Nora Arnezeder, Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, and Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu.

Apr 04, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Inspired by a set of songs composed by contemporary songwriters Frank Thomas (lyrics) and Reinhardt Wagner (music), Paris 36 is a knowingly old-fashioned French film directed by Christophe Barratier, whose previous effort, The Choir (2004), received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.


Tokyo Sonata

Studio: Regent Releasing

Feb 01, 2009 Cinema Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

The 2008 Jury Prize winner in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section, Tokyo Sonata is a departure for Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who is perhaps best known in the States for his creepy horror films Cure and Pulse.