"As Much As You Can," detailing a black gay man's tussles with sibs and friends, plays like a very special episode of a vintage sitcom like "Maude" or "Good Times." Light banter is interrupted every…
A drama of ideas is rare enough, let alone one equally in touch with its characters and with a tricky plot and twist ending. Bob Clyman's "Tranced," a psychological mystery in the shadow of the…
This year's lineup of Oscar bait is a cavalcade of very serious dramatic, if not really downbeat, fare. But secret documents obtained by Variety confirm that a few individuals were working behind the…
Film critics and professional Oscar watchers cast a more critical -- some might say jaundiced -- eye on the Golden Globes than does the industry or moviegoing public.
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Tuner eschews the grandiose effects of Steven Spielberg's 1985 film in favor of precise consideration of character and a slow emotional buildup paying off in the second half.
Brian Childers' first-rate impersonation of versatile, idiosyncratic entertainer Danny Kaye (1913-87) has been put into the service of a spotty narrative raising more questions about the man's life…
In a stately country home in pre-WWII Britain, a little girl's report of what she saw -- or thinks she saw, or wishes she saw -- changes the destinies of three people through the war years and beyond.
After a stroke leaves him immobile but for his left eyelid, 43-year-old Bauby composes his memoir by blinking as a physiotherapist and then a transcriber read the letters off a chart.
Bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini in which an act of betrayal resonates over the decades, from Afghanistan to the U.S. and back again during the Taliban era.
Parallel lives are explored through the pursuit of family-oriented but deadly Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) by flawed but incorruptible New Jersey cop Richie Roberts (Russell…