Few recent tentpoles have lent themselves less naturally to a sequel than "300," in which nearly all the major characters died, while a coda showed a unified Greek army laying waste to the remnants…
In the third of three spirited Oscar debates, Variety's critics favor three different films for best picture.
BEST ACTRESS JUSTIN CHANG: Scott, I know it will come as little surprise to you that when Peter Debruge and I sat down to discuss this year’s Oscar nominees for best supporting actor and supporting…
Action star Liam Neeson reteams with "Unknown" director Jaume Collet-Serra for another round of pseudo-Hitchcockian hijinks.
REARVIEW: It may be a critically maligned box office flop, but "Pompeii" offers the latest evidence for Paul W.S. Anderson's rise to the top tier of vulgar auteurs.
When I walked out of a screening Monday morning to the news that Harold Ramis was dead at 69, I got the feeling that some part of my childhood had died with him — a feeling not unlike the one, five…
What's my favorite Woody Allen movie? When I was asked, along with several other Variety staffers, to answer that question — long before Dylan Farrow posed it rhetorically to the world — for a 2013…
A game of diplomatic brinksmanship saves Paris from imminent destruction in Volker Schlondorff's classy, superbly acted historical drama.
SCOTT FOUNDAS: Well, Peter, another film festival draws to a close. It seems we were only just at Sundance, and now Berlin is but a memory. Time goes by so quickly…why, it's almost like being one of…
An archetypal story of inner-city thug life gets a refreshingly atypical spin in sophomore helmer Umut Dag's "Cracks in Concrete."