Celebrities are usually counted on to give film festivals a touch of glamour, and provide a lure for paparazzi always on the lookout for splashy photo ops. But at the Sundance Film Festival, the…
The 74th Annual Academy Awards might be most memorable for adding the first new category in 20 years, for animated feature. The addition is significant because, critics contend, well-reviewed films…
It's been stated by more than a few prominent women in the industry that the day we stop publishing "Women in Showbiz" issues, the perception (or misconception) of women as an oppressed minority will…
Laszlo Kovacs, whose lensing of such films as "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "Shampoo" helped usher in the Hollywood renaissance of filmmaking in the late '60s and early '70s, will receive the…
January's Sundance Film Festival, which introduced an unusually strong crop of first-time writer-directors, was nevertheless marked by extreme caution by acquisition executives.
With the aim of increased selectivity and more focus, Variety has streamlined its annual Anniversary Issue tradition of "50 Creatives to Watch" to 20 talents.
Film noir isn't a style that one usually associates with personal filmmaking. But writer-director David Atkins -- whose mother introduced him to the books of James M. Cain, Jim Thompson and Raymond…