Every Emmy season, a network's hope for its longforms temporarily turns toward awards, acclaim and validation for a job well done.
Far from disappearing, made-fors and minis, or limited series, comprise a broad range of more than 100 projects for broadcast and cable networks in the year ahead -- even if most are not designed…
Before they created firefighter drama "Rescue Me" for FX, Denis Leary and Peter Tolan began their creative partnership on short-lived, police comedy "The Job" for ABC. Watching both series…
Releasing a freshly packaged special edition of a hit film just in time for the theatrical release of its sequel has gone from trend to nearly de rigueur practice in the DVD world. There's little…
A renegade cop who shoots a fellow officer in the pilot episode, two plastic surgeons who reconfigure a gangster's face to save their lives and a New York firefighter sleeping with the wife of a…
Riding high on critical acclaim and a Golden Globe win, HBO oater "Deadwood" gallops on to DVD with an impressive six-disc set. Set arrives a month before the second season debut. That's plenty of…
Village Voice dance critic Jowitt has composed a scholarly biography of legendary choreographer Robbins.
A collection of commissioned essays from 23 established writers on their favorite TV shows (or TV memories), "Prime Times" bridges the gap between the "vast wasteland" of television and more high…
In "Open Wide," Variety editors Hayes and Bing explore the current state of the film biz and the way its emphasis on opening weekend box office grosses has transformed the industry both creatively…
This collection of Los Angeles Times film critic Turan's reviews emphasizes films that weren't blockbusters upon theatrical release but are must-sees for real film lovers.
A comprehensive history of American comedy teams, Epstein's book traces the evolution of the comedy team from the early days of vaudeville all the way to today's primetime comedies.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions