Imagine "Boys Don't Cry" with 10-year-olds. In "Tomboy," a girl uses the opportunity of her family's recent move to reinvent herself as a boy to her new group of friends.
Like the kids themselves, youth casting is getting tech savvy: auditions recorded by digital camera, submitted by via email or Vimeo, followed by callbacks over Skype.
For the Pixar honcho, good management entails recognizing talent, encouraging passion and giving everyone a voice
Pixar celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. How well do you know the toon studio's history? Here's a crash course to the company's first quarter century -- by the letter.
A girl mourning the death of her father is visited by three mischievous spirits only she can see in "A Letter to Momo."
Suggesting all that is lost when people rush to replace the old ways with shiny new alternatives, Studio Ghibli's gorgeously hand-drawn period romance "From Up on Poppy Hill" tells the story of how a…
Mexican film history gets an amusing and surprisingly personal overhaul in "Perdida," as Viviana Garcia Besne -- granddaughter of the Calderon dynasty -- gleefully liberates skeletons from closets…
Like the high-fructose-laced soda given front-and-center product placement, this underdog sports story is sweet and corny, but in just the right measure to satisfy the masses.
A sexy, humorous and wonderfully specific "what to expect when you're expecting" opus told with all the tricks of populist French cinema.
Variety's senior film critics weigh in on the discoveries and disappointments of the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, which unspooled a lineup strong on racy relationship drama, weak on politics and at…
TV-style biopic reduces South Africa's struggle to the status of an impediment in the blooming romance between Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie.