Lake Bell has lost her voice. The actress calls from New York with laryngitis, which is kind of ironic considering she plays the daughter of a famous trailer narrator who aspires to become that…
Matt Wolf's mesmerizing, scrapbook-style docu conveys how the world developed the idea of the teenager.
The large-scale destructiveness he has previously wreaked upon public and private property (including entire cities), Michael Bay visits on the human body in "Pain & Gain," a pulverizing steroidal…
This remake of a French farce awkwardly blends feel-good pablum and raunchy sex jokes.
Lance Edmands' fragile, arthouse-bound debut is a mournful throwback to more poetically inclined times.
Some movies demand more than one opinion. In the new 3-View column, our trio of top critics take on divisive pics from conflicting angles.
Roger Ebert is the reason I'm a film critic. In college, just as I was beginning to review films for the school paper, I wrote my idol. His response was encouraging, the start of a conversation that…
Aladdin had his magic lamp. An American couple settles for a special kettle in "The Brass Teapot," a fresh riff on "be careful what you wish for" fables, in which things quickly get out of hand after…
Los Angeles' annual accent on French cinema, the City of Lights, City of Angels film festival, will kick off an eight-day run of new Gallic pics with the North American premiere of "It Happened in…
An overlong and under-conceived reunion between "Blue Valentine" director Derek Cianfrance and star Ryan Gosling.
With 78 features world premiering at SXSW this year, Variety couldn’t possibly get to everything. Here are quick takes from senior film critic Peter Debruge on a handful of deserving films that…