Variety Features Editor Peter DeBruge catches up with Oscar foreign-language recipients.
Leonardo DiCaprio is getting animated for the first time in his career.
Jesse Harris knows all about the challenges facing teen filmmakers. After all, he used to be one. "Basically, I convinced my parents it would be a good idea to take my college money and make a…
When Ariel Winter was 4, her parents found her hitting her head against the TV. "I was watching 'Dora the Explorer,' and I kept saying, 'Come on, let me in! I want to explore with Dora!'?" recalls…
The latest docu-fiction hybrid from director Byambasuren Davaa feels more overtly manipulated than earlier films.
Reveals the secret life of forgotten toys, reflects the lo-fi end of an in vogue animation style.
A premise that could easily support horror-movie cliches takes a decidedly anti-commercial approach to the material.
Release date: Aug. 14 Distrib: Sony If the Academy expanded its best picture race to answer last year’s “Dark Knight” snub, then the Peter Jackson-produced “District 9” is precisely the type of film…
Release date: Nov. 13 Distrib: Fox Searchlight For director Wes Anderson, it’s all been leading up to this. The divisive director — beloved by some, derided by others and only once nominated for an…
Release date: Sept. 18 Distrib: Warner Bros. Blending the Midwestern caricatures of “Fargo” with the whistle-blowing intrigue of “The Insider,” director Steven Soderbergh’s latest film manages to…
For those who follow the fine print, the animated feature category can actually be Oscar's most nail-biting race.