Back in March, shortly before the release of "Furious 7," Vin Diesel threw out a bold prediction about his movie's chances in the forthcoming awards season. "It will probably win best picture at the…
Five stories of the macabre tend more toward monotony in the strikingly animated but rather wishfully titled "Extraordinary Tales."
The 2012 gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi, India, sparked a nationwide outcry against an entire culture's systemic abuse and dehumanization of women.
An art film and a martial-arts film, an action movie and an inaction movie, Hou Hsiao-hsien's "The Assassin" is a thrilling cinematic paradox — a picture that, by rights, shouldn't even exist. From…
If there is such a thing as casual gravitas, then Hou Hsiao-hsien embodies it. Arriving in the lobby of the Park Hyatt in Busan, South Korea, where his martial-arts epic, "The Assassin," is making…
A moody-foodie therapy session that follows an increasingly tidy narrative recipe as it sets this one-man kitchen nightmare on a long road to redemption.
Ronnie Scheib, Variety's longtime New York-based freelance film critic, died Oct. 4 after a three-year battle with lung cancer. She was 71. Scheib began reviewing films for Variety in 2002, starting…
Academy Award-winning film editor Anne V. Coates will receive the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.'s award for career achievement, the group announced on Saturday. She is the second editor to receive a…
A howl of agony echoes through a distant gorge and soon merges with the screams of the persecutors and the persecuted alike in "Mountain Cry," a bluntly effective condemnation of intolerant…
Even without the renewed media attention to the plight of migrants and minorities abroad, or the undying currency of art films about the lives of vagrants and prostitutes, there would be a sad…
Cultural, sexual and relational boundaries are delicately negotiated in "West North West," a moody romantic melodrama about three young women fumbling their way toward an uncertain future.