He's no Vincente Minnelli in the visual storytelling department, but no 21st-century filmmaker has a more intuitive understanding of movie-musical construction than Irishman John Carney.
Few contemporary filmmakers can do quite as much with quiet as Kelly Reichardt.
Everyone knows how Christine Chubbuck's story ends; why it ended that way is another question altogether, and one even a film as astute and exquisitely considered as Antonio Campos' "Christine" can't…
Toward the end of "Jim: The James Foley Story," Brian Oakes' adoring personal portrait of the U.S. photojournalist slain by ISIS in 2014, his mother Diane makes a poignant observation on the process…
The proverbial dog has its day — a day of misfortune, indigestion and possible death, but a day nonetheless — in "Wiener-Dog," the eighth and perhaps most blithely eccentric feature to date from Todd…
The scent of Southern climbing roses mingles with the ugly acridity of small-town racial prejudice in "Sophie and the Rising Sun," a safe, gentle-hearted romantic drama that succeeds most winningly…
With politics of representation in the U.S. entertainment industry currently under intense scrutiny, "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You" doesn't feel quite like the comforting nostalgia trip…
The sins of the father come home to roost — at times a little drowsily — in "The Judgment," a solemn, sincere slab of Eastern European domestic miserablism.
British and Irish talent sweeps the acting categories, but George Miller's action knockout is named Film of the Year.
Charlotte Rampling sits down for a Q&A interview with Variety for her acclaimed role in "45 Years."
To begin, a confession: I never wrote a top-10 list for 2014. At least, I never finished writing one. Life, work and Christmas got in the way, and January crept up before I knew it. A few weeks on…