The investigation at the center of "The Investigator" is a classroom inquiry into the "homicide" of Jesus Christ as conducted by a former NYC cop turned high school teacher.
This study of toxic selfishness presented as comedy isn't nearly funny enough for a film starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, and nowhere near as serious as Weiner's celebrated TV work.
On one of the final episodes of “Real World: Portland,” viewers watched as a cast member wrapped the cord of a blow dryer around its handle and hunted down another member of the house. “All day…
He's not a fan of what he sees as the safe and easy emotional problems that Hollywood movies typically resolve by the third act. Instead, he prefers the kinds of ugly, messy traumas that endure.
The inherent challenges associated with producing a first original series for Hallmark Channel that adheres to its movies' soft-focus profile are readily apparent in the early chapters of "Debbie…
While the visual-effects industry has been jolted by two high-profile bankruptcies and infighting over unionization, some houses have been steadily sending in shots -- and making a living at the same…
Sam Taylor-Johnson may have landed the sexiest directing job in town, but the indie helmer must now make “50 Shades of Grey” into something that can recapture the buzz it once had. Here are a few…
CRIX ON PIX: Variety reviewers sift through the wreckage of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot and other post-9/11 blockbusters.
ANNECY– Luiz Bolognesi's feature debut “Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury” won the Crystal nod, Annecy's top award, at a ceremony on Saturday. Nod illustrates the flourishing of toon industries in…
This scrappy, draggy character study is noteworthy chiefly as a showcase for its lead actor's most quintessentially Keanu performance in years.