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  1. Microsoft sees lucrative 'Halo' effect in '09

    8:15 pm 1/7/2009

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer vowed to push through the country's economic doldrums with increased investment in research and development in the opening keynote Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show.Read more

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  2. Oscar Watch: Foreign language

    8:00 pm 1/7/2009

    A diverse collection of international helmers discuss the origins of six foreign-language Oscar hopefuls.Read more

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  3. The Lion's Den (Argentina)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    Writer-director Pablo Trapero depicts life in a women's prison wing where pregnant mothers are allowed to keep their children until they are toddlers. The film stars Trapero's wife, Martina Gusman, who is also a producer on the film.Read more

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  4. Jerusalema (South Africa)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    A former director of music videos for the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Faith No More, writer-director Ralph Ziman explores the rise of criminal kingpin Lucky Kunene in his third feature.Read more

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  5. The Color of Fame (Venezuela)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    It took writer-director Alejandro Palacios more than seven years to complete this film about a young couple on the verge of being evicted from their apartment, but intent on winning a Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest.Read more

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  6. Departures (Japan)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    Yojiro Takita looks at life, death and forgiveness through the work of a man who accidentally falls into the job of "nokanshi," one who ceremonially prepares corpses for encoffining.Read more

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  7. Mark Kimball tapped for AMPAS honor

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    Mark Kimball, a computer scientist and motion picture technologist, has been voted to receive the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Read more

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  8. Tony Manero (Chile)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    Writer-director Pablo Larrain's searing film follows a sad-sack dancer-turned-murderer who chases a dream of emulating his "Saturday Night Fever" hero during the repressive Pinochet regime.Read more

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  9. Mermaid (Russia)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    A young woman lives in a world of her own making after she decides to stop speaking in this bittersweet, whimsical tale from writer-director Anna Melikyan.Read more

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  10. Rich Freeman cracks Code

    7:43 pm 1/7/2009

    Veteran lit agent Rich Freeman has joined Code Entertainment's management division, coming aboard as a partner alongside Rick Berg and Larry Kennar.Read more

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