It's easy to understand why the role-playing story of a man who fakes his death and assumes a new identity attracted Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, though attracting auds to this patently phony…
Variety senior film critics Peter Debruge and Justin Chang discuss the films they've seen at Toronto so far:
A manipulative student (Ernst Umhauer) hooks his high school lit teacher (Fabrice Luchini) with a series of scandalous stories written for class in Francois Ozon's "In the House."
An ebullient encore not only for its central foursome, but also for the distinguished musicians who comprise the rest of the ensemble, Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut shows retirement hasn't…
There's no "Shame" in "Thanks for Sharing," a populist and more ensemble-driven take on the issue of sex addiction that will likely earn more but not travel as far on the fest circuit as last year's…
An intense three-hour mental workout rewarded with a big emotional payoff, "Cloud Atlas" suggests that all human experience is connected in the pursuit of freedom, art and love.
Martin McDonagh's Los Angeles-set "Seven Psychopaths" exploits easy quirk for big laughs, being the tale of an alcoholic Irish screenwriter and his two scam-artist buddies, who kidnap rich people's…
An unwieldy animated free-for-all featuring vocal contributions by four Monty Python members that's sadly lacking in both the comedy and tragedy of Graham Chapman's life.
Like a knife in the eye, "End of Watch" cuts past the cliches of standard police procedurals, serving instead as a visceral ride-along with two thrill-seeking cops (Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena…
A stale overprotective-dad story set within a location that could easily house a more inspired mix of characters and events.