Monte Hellman's first feature in 21 years is a twin peak to his masterpiece "Two Lane Blacktop."
Filmex -- the legendary Los Angeles Film Exposition that debuted at Grauman's Chinese in 1971 -- not only thrives to this day under its married name, AFI Fest, it also christened a passion and a…
One of the silent challenges of AFI Fest last year -- amid the crashing economies of 2008 -- was that the event's artistic director, Rose Kuo, found herself wondering early and often what sort of…
Good movies are subtext," says Leonardo DiCaprio, "they're about what's not said." The "Titanic" star was speaking of what drew him to "Revolutionary Road," one of several intensely character-driven…
Director Todd McCarthy's entertaining, high-energy portrait, "Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient," is first-rate festival and arthouse material -- but its wit, populist rhythm and wealth of well-chosen…
With a cast of all-star hitmakers frankly and humorously recalling where they've gone wrong -- offset by lyrical, superbly cut montages of film clips which demonstrate where they've gotten it very…
Every society has its mythologies. The Greeks had their gods, Jews and Christians their gardens of Eden -- and America has its cowboys. When movies were new, memories of the actual frontier were…
Variety weighs in on a dozen independently financed contender heavyweights that could find themselves in the kudo mix.
Variety weighs in on a dozen indie features* that could find themselves in the kudo mix.
"Music and film are such natural lovers," says James Mangold, director of "Walk the Line." "You experience them both in the moment. Rhythm and tempo are so much a part of the aesthetics of both that…