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.
Combats discrimination in which women with the darkest complexions are made to feel less beautiful or desirable than their light-skinned counterparts.
Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut manages to be precious in a way that's sadly far-removed from the approach he took adapting the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
To look at French actor Mathieu Demy is to see a synthesis of his parents, directors Agnes Varda and Jacques Demy. The same could be said of his directorial debut, "Americano," which blends his…
The Duplass brothers take another step toward conventional Hollywood storytelling without sacrificing the sincere, true-to-life quality that got studios interested in the first place with "Jeff, Who…
A big burst of positive energy, this Woodstock-set Jane Fonda starrer may not be great cinema, but its broad, crowdpleasing qualities should make it a welcome night out for femmes