"Friday Night Lights" is the "Black Hawk Down" of high school football movies. As exclusively as Ridley Scott's picture was about combat, this film concerns football and nothing but. Pic will have to…
Osama Fawzy's "I Love Cinema" emerges a pleasing, robust Egyptian "Amarcord" whose envelope-pushing elements won't mean much or even be particularly noticeable to foreign auds. Nostalgic look back at…
The first commercial Zulu film, "Yesterday," is among the submissions to be considered for a foreign-lingo Oscar nomination. Pic, a story of a young mother cast off by her husband because she is…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Awards season continues to gear up with the start tonight of the Variety Screening Series 2004. Focus Features' "The Motorcycle Diaries" will kick things off at 7 p.m. at Pacific's Grove Theater…
The screener plan is gaining momentum -- at least on the Academy front. The studios, however, are still holding it close to the vest, but they will have to weigh in within the next few weeks.
James Garner will receive the Screen Actors Guild's life achievement award at its kudocast on Feb. 5. Honor is presented annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession."
Austrian documaker Hubert Sauper focuses on the ripple effect of a globalized economy in a specific microcosm to weigh the casualties of the New World Order in "Darwin's Nightmare." Sobering story…
"CSI: NY" plays out exactly the way auds will expect it to, while bringing up the possibility that enough's enough. There's nothing terrible about it: Jerry Bruckheimer's latest whirl has dark…
While terrorism continues to make gruesome headlines on the nightly TV news, it is also having a profound impact on the broadcasting biz.
A determinedly dire -- but neatly packaged -- ensembler on the state of race relations, "Crash" represents the modern condition as a violent bumper car ride. In his feature directorial debut…
Doctor, lawyer, tinker, tailor: TV's professional men and women are tirelessly dedicated to suffering humanity.