There was no Bat-Signal shining in the skies over the Getty Museum last Sunday, but the distress call being sent by filmmaker Christopher Nolan and artist Tacita Dean was unmistakable — a beacon that…
With his tufts of gravity-defying, shoe-polish hair and burnt-orange tan, Al Pacino has been sporting the look of a glammer-than-thou aging rock star for so long now that it's only fitting he's…
About as appealing as day-old beer littered with cigarette butts, the abysmal caper drama "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" is one of those godforsaken international coproductions made for all the right…
The 2015 Berlin Film Festival wasn't an auspicious one for the storied veterans of the 1970s New German Cinema, and that downward trend continued apace with Margarethe Von Trotta's "The Misplaced…
At one point in "Accidental Love," the movie's crusading heroine flips on a TV and catches a glimpse of George A. Romero's seminal 1968 zombie opus "Night of the Living Dead."
Three Variety critics agree to disagree about Oscar winners and losers both onscreen and on the Dolby stage. PETER DEBRUGE: Last year, the Academy made a statement in giving the best picture award to…
Well, Peter, another Berlin Film Festival has come to a close, ending on a high note with the awarding of its top prize, the Golden Bear, to Jafar Panahi's "Taxi."
Sigmund Freud would have surely had a field day with writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein, who has now devoted not one but two movies to women with metaphorical steel traps between their legs.
Well, we've officially reached the mid-point of the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, although the most hotly anticipated event in this cold, cold town is still another day away.
Four men and one woman serve out a unique form of spiritual punishment in Pablo Larrain's "The Club."
After hitting a couple of commercial highs and one major artistic low in the major-studio trade, Bill Condon makes a welcome return to more intimate, character-based fare in "Mr. Holmes."