"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?
For a classic novel whose fans insist that Hjalmar Soderberg's 1912 romance not only holds up but reads with fresh relevance today, "A Serious Game" yields a drearily old-fashioned costume drama.
We asked Variety's top critics and awards aficionados to discuss how 2015 shaped up cinematically. Here they answer the following questions: 1. How do you rate 2015 against previous years…
In the opening scene of Berlin best director winner "Things to Come," Isabelle Huppert asks her students to consider the question, "Can we put ourselves in the place of another?"
Not everyone in France is a wine connoisseur. In "Saint Amour," country bumpkin cattle farmer Bruno (Benoit Poelvoorde) tosses back the stuff just to get drunk.