GOTEBORG — John Skoog’s “Reduit (Redoubt)” has won the 12th Goteborg Festival’s Startsladden, one of the world’s largest short film prizes, carrying a nearly Sk500,000 ($64,000) prize in cash, film equipment and services. A hauntingly beautiful film about a man who once erected a fortress in the countryside, “Reduit” (Redoubt)” was one of eight titles… Read more »
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“Homesick” approaches the topic of incest sans sensationalism — but without much dramatic impact, either.
A filmmaker known primarily for his perceptive melodramas about women, from “Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her ” to “Mother and Child,” now turns his attention to a primal tale of fathers and sons — including the Son of Man himself — in “Last Days in the Desert,” a quietly captivating and remarkably… Read more »
Though the lid was blown off the Church of Scientology long ago, Alex Gibney’s powder-keg documentary, “Going Clear,” should certainly rattle the walls, if not shake them to their very foundations.
Fox Searchlight has closed to pick up “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” Variety has learned. It’s easy to understand the studio’s enthusiasm. The dramedy about a high school student who is basically strong-armed into befriending a classmate with cancer earned a standing ovation when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. In a laudatory… Read more »
SEOUL — “Ode to My Father,” which had sat on top of the Korean box office for the past six weeks, was finally toppled. But newcomers “Gangnam Blues” and “Big Hero 6” were almost neck and neck over the Jan. 19—25 January. “Gangnam Blues,” a local noir action movie written and directed by Yoo Ha,… Read more »
Exec producer Lena Dunham and director Matt Wolfe discuss their new Eloise documentary “It’s Me Hilary” at the Variety Studio Presented by Dockers.
Rarely has a performer striven so concertedly to shed any trace of his/her comedy roots as Sarah Silverman does over the course of “I Smile Back.”
Viola Davis won the outstanding lead drama actress prize at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in “How to Get Away With Murder.” Davis is just the third actress of color to nab the title. Sandra Oh of “Grey’s Anatomy” won the award in 2005, followed by Chandra Wilson in 2006, who won… Read more »
The SAG Awards are often seen as a good indicator of who will win the Oscars — actors make up the biggest part of the Academy voting body — but the biggest surprises at the ceremony were in the TV categories, including Netflix cleaning up and “Modern Family” finally getting snubbed. Still, Eddie Redmayne, along… Read more »