Cruz control: John Atkinson is not all that impressed with Almodóvar’s hyped ‘comeback’ movie, Volver. But Penelope Cruz’s prosthetic arse did impress him…


Stop mopping and start writing

All write: ever dreamed of writing a screenplay? John Costello, author of the Pocket Essentials Writing a Screenplay offers a few hints. Here’s an excerpt in which Costello tells us how to fight the lure of the broom and the washing up and get to work on the keyboard.


Lisbon call for documentarians

(11/08/06) EDN and AporDoc are inviting submissions and proposals for papers for the 8th edition of Lisbon Docs, a documentary conference that includes a pitching workshop for Portuguese, Western and Eastern European documentary filmmakers and producers who want to... »

Resfest turns 10

(11/08/06) RESFEST is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The mark pioneering film and digital arts Festival kicks-off in Chicago on 19 October before traveling to over 40 cities on six continents with its mix of screenings, retrospectives, panels, parties,... »


Bollywood Othello Goes Native in Uttar Pradesh: Released throughout the UK last Friday (28 July 06), Bollywood’s take on Othello, Omkara, joins the ranks of recent productions still faithful to masala formats, but exploring themes beyond the Mumbai dream factory. Thessa Mooij, Kamera’s New York correspondent, saw the film n New York, where a large Indian-American community can be counted on for strong box office openings.