A jagged, semi-impressionistic approach and two outstanding lead performances distinguish writer-director Joey Klein's "The Other Half" among the cinema's many portraits of self-destructiveness and…
A coolly gripping documentary account of one of the more bizarre true-crime stories ever to emerge from the film world.
After the dramatic one-two punch of "Before Midnight" and "Boyhood," a master of the modern hangout movie achieves his purest, most sustained comic bliss-out in years with "Everybody Wants Some!!"
The SXSW film festival kicks off on Friday with a strong lineup that once again proves the Austin gathering as a formidable player for big and small movies. As if assembled from the ingredients of…
A sensationally effective semi-sequel that bears virtually no narrative or stylistic resemblance to its predecessor.
It may take its name from the real-life Boston Globe investigating team, but "Spotlight" is in some respects a curious title for a film that so determinedly refuses to call attention to itself…
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…
This haphazard fish-out-of-water dramedy tries to show how the rush of war can become its own weird escape from reality, but never really hits the surreally inspired satirical groove it's aiming for.
Even a feature-length documentary can have trouble getting a substantive grip on its subject, which makes each of this year's Academy Award-nominated nonfiction shorts a rewarding case study in how a…
What a lousy year for long-delayed sequels: It may not be a stink bomb of "Zoolander 2" proportions, but in many ways "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny" feels like an even more…
Our critics break down all eight best picture nominees, and agree that one towers above the rest.