The Berlin Film Festival’s competition, Forum, Panorama and Generation sections program a cornucopia of films from all over the world — so it was a tough task for Variety's chief international critic…
Animals are people, too — at least, that's what Steven Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project hope to convince the world in "Unlocking the Cage."
A young Azerbaijani nobleman falls for a Georgian princess, crossing religions (he's Muslim, she's Eastern Orthodox), cultural backgrounds and even ambitions for their country's future.
JUSTIN CHANG: Well, I called it. Then again, who didn't? Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" cemented its standing as the sensation of Sundance 2016 by winning the grand jury prize and audience…
"Operation Avalanche" isn't the first time director Matt Johnson and Owen Williams have played "themselves," although it's hard to imagine a more inventive use of the duo's reality-blurring faux-doc…
The closeted son of immigrant parents turns to Los Angeles' cruisy Korean sauna scene in hopes of answering where he belongs.
PETER DEBRUGE: At the studio level, American cinema seems to be in the full throes of a diversity crisis, as moviegoers and the media alike are finally taking Hollywood to task for its lopsidedly…
Ira Sachs' "Little Men" is a little movie brimming with little truths about modern life. It won't change the world, but it does understand it.
As co-founder and former CEO of Focus Features, James Schamus was responsible for releasing some of the most elegant and stylish independent films of the past 15 years.
Tim Sutton's "Dark Night" is at once a glib play on words and a sobering rumination on the mindset of a suburban America simultaneously obsessed with and plagued by gun violence.
Even if "White Girl" weren't inspired by incidents in writer-director Elizabeth Wood's life, it would be a hard pill to swallow.