"All Winter Without Fire" is a promising if cautious feature debut for helmer Greg Zglinski. Slow-burning perfs, especially from Aurelien Recoing, bring needed spark to a subject -- a couple coping…
Serbian actor-director-producer Ljubisa Samardzic turns to a historical costumer with melodramatic overtones in "Goose Feather." A brisk pace and fairy-tale feeling enliven its initial scenes, but…
Daily Variety launched it second annual screening series last Wednesday at the Grove, where Focus pic "The Motorcycle Diaries" unspooled.
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After years of struggling to get his films made, writer-director Jordan Roberts finally made it "Around the Bend" last week.
A rollicking, unpretentious and often hilarious black laffer that looks terrific from first frame to last, Alex de la Iglesia's "Ferpect Crime" doubles as a cheerily complicit attack on our obsession…
South Africa's first Zulu language feature, "Yesterday," is the country's choice for consideration in Oscar's foreign language category.
"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…
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.