In "Cloud Atlas," the Wachowskis tackled the notion of reincarnation. Now, with "Jupiter Ascending," the subject arises once again, albeit in the most banal, been-there-done-that way imaginable.
Variety’s top film critics have selected their favorite movies of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which screened over 123 features in its 17th edition. All three of them agree: grand prize and…
The story of an overtaxed taxi driver (wholeheartedly embodied by Sundance acting-award winner Jack Reynor) forced to care for his mother (Toni Collette, even better) while she tries to drink herself…
When the filmmakers of "Pervert Park" first showed up at Florida Justice Transitions, they weren't expecting to come away with a documentary that would motivate audiences to reconsider their view of…
On Aug. 3, 2012, standup comedian Tig Notaro scrapped the set she was planning to deliver at Los Angeles' Largo theater and instead tried something more personal. "Hello, I have cancer," she told the…
Maybe it wasn't such a great idea for Kevin Bacon's corrupt small-town sheriff to leave the keys inside his unlocked patrol car. And maybe he should have thought twice before tossing his gunbelt in…
When the cops don't show enough interest in a drive-by shooting, a pair of grieving mothers take matters into their own hands in "Lila and Eve," a vigilante thriller with a twist.
PETER DEBRUGE: Here we are, approaching the end of the Sundance Film Festival, and let me just say, having spent the last year attending festivals abroad, I miss American independent cinema, far too…
A 1950s American immigrant story told as if it took place a half-century earlier, "Brooklyn" unfolds almost like a prim Victorian novel, presenting a young Irish woman, nobly brought to life by…
Let's say you discover a time machine in your basement. Would you use it to go back and stop Hitler, or would you instead make tiny jumps to tweak the quality of your own life?