Doris Payne doesn't look like a jewel thief. No matter how you picture such scammers, it doesn't jibe with the elegant 80-year-old black woman who stands trial at the outset of "The Life and Crimes…
From the December 03, 2013 issue of Variety
The cutbacks and other contortions disclosed by Sony a week ago underscored a bigger question no one wants to pose: Are movie studios an anachronism?
On the 35th floor of the Time-Life Building in Manhattan, Nathan Brown is trying to figure out how to create a massive online video network that caters to the fi ckle tastes of millennial males.
Maybe credit the overlap of Sondheim's rise to prominence with the flourishing of the television age. But whatever the explanation, the filmmakers discovered they had a wealth of resources to tap as…
This year's event, Dec. 6 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, fetes Jennifer Lopez with the Grace Kelly Award and names A&E Networks president-CEO Nancy Dubuc the Inspiring Woman of the Year.
Turns out cord-cutting has infiltrated the speaker industry, too. A slew of electronics manufacturers are rolling out mobile sound systems that use Near Field Communication (NFC) or built-in…
Critics' darlings: This list of Oscar contenders is limited to films released in theaters Dec. 3 or prior. Percentages are the cumulative average of Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes scores.
"Art is not a mirror to reflect the world," said Bertolt Brecht. And angst may be in the eye of the beholder. Still, this season's best picture contenders seem to be serving up equal parts…
Nearly a decade after "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" pulled off one of the biggest Oscar-night sweeps of all time, it seems almost unthinkable that it could have played out any other…
"Prisoners," an ambitious drama about two kidnapped children, could be a surprise entry at this year's Oscars. Although the film isn't a lock for major nominations, it's a darkhorse with a passionate…