Not everything can get away with an exclamation point in the title, but the chipper punctuation of "A Dragon Arrives!" feels appropriately emphatic for a film that doesn't announce itself timidly on…
Aiming low and still managing to limbo its way under that bar, Babak Najafi's cement-headed sequel to 2013's POTUS-in-peril thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" shifts and expands the battleground from the…
Three Variety critics sat down to discuss the winners and losers at last night’s 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony. PETER DEBRUGE: During my first decade at Variety, I worked as an editor in what…
Alike in formal spryness if nothing else, this is one of the category's most sophisticated lineups in recent memory.
Our critics break down all eight best picture nominees, and agree that one towers above the rest.
An engorged animal member delivers the most inspired gag, so to speak, in "The Brothers Grimsby," a smutty but strained spy spoof in which most of the human-based comedy stays comparatively flaccid.
Back in 2014, Tobias Lindholm got to share in some Oscar celebrations, as Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" — which Lindholm co-wrote with the Danish auteur — nabbed a best foreign language film…
Somewhere around the sixth hour of "A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery," two characters engage in a hoary discussion about the value of art as an instrument of political change.
A large, chaotically chattering cast, polarities of farcical humor and teariest melodrama, even a rocking-around-the-Christmas-tree singalong: All the elements of a mass heart-sweller are…
At this stage, America's war in the Middle East practically has its own dedicated cinematic subgenre, so all credit to Rafi Pitts' confident, deceptively calm "Soy Nero" for finding in the conflict a…
Halfway into the massive Berlin lineup, Variety pundits (mostly) impressed so far with quality offerings from Jeff Nichols, Mia Hansen-Love and Andre Techine.