Destitute and clinging to threadbare hope, an aspiring Hollywood high-flyer rehearses her Oscar speech at one point in Mike Ott's is-it-or-isn't-it docufiction "California Dreams."
"This is the best film I'll ever be in," declares Arthur Martinez, the eponymous star and subject of the singular, serpentine mockumentary "Actor Martinez," in a tone that simultaneously brags and…
There can be a paradoxically public intimacy to YouTube culture: an artificial sense of personal connection forged by those everyday video updates, so many of which feign a diaristic, confessional…
The ballots are in, and the Oscars are but days away. Variety critics Peter Debruge, Owen Gleiberman, and Guy Lodge may not be Academy members, but if they were, here's how they would have voted in…
Situated as it is in the dank tail-end of a cold German winter, the Berlinale never attracts as much attention from awards-watchers as its fellow European majors Cannes and Venice.
In recent years, the humble art of knitting has acquired an increasingly young, hip following for its supposedly therapeutic benefits — and finally has a film to show for it in "Close-Knit."
"These are very simple pieces, but if you go deeper, they are more complicated." So explains a minor character midway through Hong Sangsoo's "On the Beach at Night Alone."
Great horror cinema is so often about playing the long game, waiting out the slow burn, that it can be tricky to achieve in short form.
With Fidel Castro gone and trade embargoes relaxed, any present-day vision of Cuba feels like an ephemeral one, a time-marking snapshot of a country in unpredictable transition.
It may have its uses in describing butter cookies and cat videos, but it's fair to say that "short and sweet" is an over-applied compliment: Sometimes it's better to be short and severely…
Multiple mirrors abound in frame after frame of "A Fantastic Woman," repeatedly reflecting the woman of the title — young, beautiful, headstrong Marina — in all her, well, fantastic glory.