How often Hollywood embellishes. How rare, then, to find a documentary like "The Dog," in which we discover that, if anything, Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon" left out much of the incredible story…
What intrigues me about "300: Rise of an Empire" aren't comparisons to comics and videogames but the more revealing contrasts, starting with just how different it is from other recent military movies.
Life brought David Gordon Green back to Texas, where the director shot his last three features — "Prince Avalanche," "Joe" and the upcoming "Manglehorn," which stars Al Pacino as an ex-con trying to…
If heaven is for humans only, then "Beyond Beyond" answers the mystery of where bunnies go instead, spinning a lavishly illustrated, yet hard-to-follow animated fable in which a lapine lad travels to…
What a pleasant surprise to find a computer-animated kidpic without the constant chatter, in which the backgrounds aren't virtual but all-natural, and cute cartoon critters frolic against handsome…
An unimpeachable choice for best picture, a diverse slate of winners and a refreshingly off-the-cuff host made this one of the more notable Oscarcasts in recent memory.
In the United States, the Academy Awards show is second only to NFL games when it comes to must-see TV — and within the Hollywood circles I frequented, the Oscars were tops — so finding a social…
Most moviegoers don't pay short films any attention, except perhaps when filling out their Oscar ballots, which surely explains why Shorts Intl. seizes the opportunity of its annual theatrical…
In the third of three spirited Oscar debates, Variety's critics favor three different films for best picture.
In selecting its short-form nonfiction nominees this year, the Academy chose to celebrate directors who found a way to humanize heavy issues.
Tarzan wears his trademark loincloth, while the actor playing him sports a full-body motion-capture suit in Constantin Film's clunky-looking riff on the Edgar Rice Burroughs character.