"Meet the Patels," a documentary directed by first-generation Indian-American siblings Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel, is often riotously funny.
The end credits for Kevin Asch's film "Affluenza" may not acknowledge "The Great Gatsby" as its obvious inspiration, but the film hews so closely to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel that it practically…
Two Variety critics agree on Richard Linklater's best movie — but not until after an epic ramble about Kierkegaard, "Speed" and Milan Kundera.
It's possible that the very quality that attracts so many horror directors to tales of demonic possession is exactly what makes so many of them ultimately unsatisfying.
Less than three months ago, Atlanta outfit Outkast played its first full-length show in a decade at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The set – analyzed by thousands in absentia via live…
A bilingual genre two-hander in search of common ground between Haruki Murakami's low-key alienation and the Coen brothers' deadpan existentialism.
Since 2007, British folk-punk troubadour Billy Bragg has been providing guitars and guitar lessons for prison inmates throughout the U.K. via his Jail Guitar Doors organization. In 2009, he found an…
Memphis soul guitarist and songwriter Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, who had his greatest successes collaborating with Al Green in the early 1970s, died on June 22. He was 68. Hodges passed away at Dallas'…
"Winter's Bone" director Debra Granik provides plenty of surprises in her superb slice of American life on the margins.
If ever there was an organization perfectly suited to piggyback on the current vogue for live public table-reads of screenplays, it would be the Black List, whose annual compilations of the most…