Bohdan Slama, the great hope among the Czech Republic's latest generation of helmers, kicks off the year with "Four Suns," a quiet, personal tale that seems less likely to ignite international…
Terence Nance is a romantic: That much is clear from the title of his feature debut, "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty." Every word and every frame contained within this charming cinematic ode…
"Chronicle" cleverly embraces the found-footage format as shorthand for a new kind of naturalism, inviting auds to suspend disbelief and join in the fantasy of being able to do anything with their…
Variety's senior film critics Justin Chang and Peter Debruge weigh in on the 2012 Sundance Film festival.
A piano prodigy (Jesse Eisenberg) winds up going wackily far out of his way to get the rest of his family's life in order.
Helmer Denise Cote brings a haunting mix of curiosity and compassion to his docu about Quebec's Parc Safari.
With incredible access and the full participation of her subject, Alison Klayman presents a significant yet scattered introduction to the Chinese superstar artist-activist.
A ballsy mix of interviews and editorializing that's daring enough to question a costly crackdown that has long had the public's support.
Mike Birbiglia transforms his one-man show into an endearing indie about the day-to-day indecisions and nocturnal perambulations of a commitment-phobic New Yorker.
With production values aplenty, "The Imposter" uses atmospheric reenactments and stark, soul-bearing interviews to explore a mind-boggling case of false identity.
A film of tenderness and humor married to the unlikeliest of subjects, "The Sessions" presents the story of poet and polio survivor Mark O'Brien, who left behind an oeuvre of life-affirming writing…