Robinson Crusoe shared his oasis with birds and beasts aplenty, and thanks to the magic of computer animation, the critters finally get a chance to tell their side of the story in "The Wild Life."
No one does a livelier job of exposing the interior world of complex personalities than the World of Wonder duo, whose "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures" achieves entertaining profundity without…
Steven Spielberg's big, family-friendly Roald Dahl adaptation, "The BFG," is set to unspool out of competition in Cannes nearly two months before its July 1 release in the States. Find out what else…
The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the official poster its 69th edition, featuring a still from Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt."
"Miss Sharon Jones?" Though the actual title for the soul singer's soul-bearing docu-portrait ends with an emphatic, life-affirming exclamation point, audiences could be forgiven for phrasing it as a…
There's entirely too much "Me" in "Me Him Her," an abrasively un-romantic non-comedy from screenwriter-turned-helmer Max Landis.
It takes balls to come out as gay or transgender in New York City today, especially for teens of color — which is exactly what the so-called "Kiki" scene sprung up to provide.
Gazing out over the wall that encircles Chicago at the end of "The Divergent Series: Allegiant," Tris Prior longs for the time when she didn't know what lay on the other side.
Just before I relocated to France two years ago, Jay Penske, chairman & CEO of Variety parent company PMC, asked me why Paris, as opposed to London, when picking a base from which to lead the paper's…
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…
In a year in which the best picture presenter could conceivably announce, "And the Oscar goes to… 'The Big Short,'" will the little shorts get any love?