A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Elysium Distributor: Sony So close and yet so far, the colony of Elysium…
'District 9' writer-director Neill Blomkamp delivers a less dazzling but absorbing and intelligent bit of futurism.
If it bleeds, it leads. So goes the mantra of myriad media outfits, websites and -- yes -- even film fests. But not the Maui Film Festival.
Lucky breaks were a hot topic at Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch talk at Canada's Whistler Film Festival. Five of the screenwriters chatted with Variety exec editor Steven Gaydos Saturday, along…
After graduating USC's graduate film program, Patrick Aison moved back to New York City to raise his kids, but it didn't take long for him to rethink his plans.
The raw pain of a teenage girl is not an easy thing to witness, and scribe Nick Payne makes no attempt to sugarcoat the anguish in his blistering domestic drama, "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet."
Paramount and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot have snapped up action-thriller spec script "Wunderkind" from writer Patrick Aison.
Poker is America, America is poker and, according to the docu-cum-promotional advertisement "All In: The Poker Movie," there's a slippery slope leading from the regulation of online gambling to…
Skate culture remains in solid hands with filmmaker Stacy Peralta, who fashions his most personal doc on the sport-cum-lifestyle.
Throwing the conventional sports-movie formula a curve, "Moneyball" offers an uncannily sharp, penetrating look at how Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane helped reinvent baseball.
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